Modern day enhancements to the dimensional shingle have yielded a new generation of quality asphalt roofing products with distinctive, often dramatic, aesthetics. With these enhancements came a new phrase – architectural roofing shingles. Also referred to as dimensional or laminated shingles, architectural roofing shingles stand out among the highest-quality roofing products available.
As the DC metro area’s leading shingle roofing company, we offer some of the most stunning, three-dimensional-looking architectural roofing shingles on the market. If you’re really looking to spruce up the exterior of your home or place of business, we can install eye-catching roofing shingles that simulate cedar wood shakes, which are formidably thick with random slots similar to genuine shakes, as well as those that imitate the slate look without the weight issues that typically plague these materials. And, unlike slate, these architectural roofing shingles do not require any additional roof support.
What’s more, the products’ random colors and textures better accent steep roof planes, gables and turrets features of roofs, with many of the product lines we carry offering hip and ridge pieces that highlight a roof’s many sections and complement the shingle.
What You Need to Know About Roofing Shingles
Three main roofing shingle products currently dominate the market:
- Strip Shingles – The original and most fundamental of roof shingles available in the industry, these are denoted by their single-layer shingle design that are generally intended to mimic slate. Strip roofing shingles boast an extremely flat roof line appearance and are typically the most lightweight of all roofing shingles.
- Dimensional Shingles – Also referred to as architectural laminated shingles, these are now the predominant kind of roofing shingles as installed by North American contractors. They are built as dual-layered types (or, as it is in the case of CertainTeed’s popular tri-laminate technology, multi-layered) and provide a richer and thicker presentation on your roof (thus, the aforementioned multi-dimensional look).
- Premium Shingles – These are typically described as laminated shingles that feature a distinctly different functionality and appearance compared to more “garden variety” dimensional roofing shingles; they may boast elements that imitate “old world” roofing shingles, such as natural shake types or natural slate, with CertainTeed’s Grand Manor and Presidential Shake products being prime examples of premium shingles that yield an enhanced visual appeal.
Most people think that a new roof equates to nothing more than just nailing up some shingles…but we know better. From preparing the roof job area and removing your old roofing material to installing roof deck protection, leak barriers, starter strips and, of course, shingles, our specialized techniques and equipment is what makes us stand out on the local roofing shingles scene.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable roofing products and services, we have helped shape the roofing industry in and around the DC metro area, including parts of Maryland and Virginia. We understand how vital it is that you safeguard your investment, which is why we strive to provide the highest level of craftsmanship, professionalism and personalized customer service as compared to any of our competitors. By providing a comprehensive range of shingle roofing products and services for all types of commercial and residential structures, we have nurtured many long-standing partnerships with our clients.
From a professional, fully-staffed call center at the ready to take all client requests to an intimate business operation policy that enables even our owner to be “hands-on” with our projects, we believe in running this organization like a family.
We’d love to welcome you as a new member of our family, in that you too may experience the same success our other valued clients have, so whatever your roofing needs…we have you covered.
Call us today for more information about our premium roofing shingles services.