Should You Get Architectural Shingles?

Need to put a new roof on your home, but are undecided on the material? One material you may be deciding on is architectural shingles. Here is what you need to know before you make a decision.


Architectural shingles are a possible choice because they are an affordable choice for what you get. The architectural shingle is a very durable material, and it is not going to break the bank by getting it either. It's a nice step up from asphalt shingles, but not a huge step up in price either.

Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of architectural shingles really depends on where you live and the homes that surround you. If you are in a neighborhood where everyone has very plain-looking roofs, architectural shingles are going to make your home stand out in a good way with added curb appeal. However, since architectural shingles are gaining in popularity, it may mean that you need architectural shingles to keep up with the curb appeal of surrounding homes. 


Architectural shingles are made in many different colors and textures. Chances are that there is some type of architectural shingles out there for your home that is going to look great. You are certainly not going to feel limited to a particular color when it comes to what is offered with architectural shingles.


Be aware that architectural shingles often come with a manufacturer warranty that will help cover the cost of new shingles if they fail prematurely. However, know that some manufacturers offer pro-rated warranties. This means that the replacement value of your shingles will decrease each year, with shingles near the end of their warranty not having a high replacement value. 

Ideally, you will want to look for a warranty that is not pro-rated so that the replacement value is the same price as new shingles at any time during the warranty period. This may also require getting routine maintenance done to your roof to maintain the warranty. 


The process of repairing a damaged architectural shingle is incredibly easy to do. Replacing architectural shingles is as simple as replacing normal asphalt shingles. That single damaged shingle can be removed from a roof and have a new one put in its place. It not only cuts down on the repair costs but cuts down on labor hours as well when having the work done by a professional.  

Contact a local roof replacement company for more information.