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Architectural Shingles and What They Can Do for Your Home

There’s a hip new shingle type in town, and it’s designed to give your home’s curb appeal an instant boost. They’re called architectural shingles, and here’s why you should consider installing this shingle type when planning to make improvements on your Danvers roofing system.

Architectural shingles combine a heavy fiberglass mat base with ceramic-coated mineral granules, while water-resistive asphalt sealant is used to bond the layers. Their lower portions are then laminated with an extra layer of asphalt to give a more contoured, dramatic finish.

While still technically part of the asphalt roofing family, architectural shingles are considered significantly more aesthetically pleasing than their three-tab cousins. They owe their growing popularity primarily to their unique three-dimensional appearance. They look especially stunning on steep roofing, and are noticeably appealing. even in street view. For this reason, they are often used to accent sections of the roof, like gables and turrets.

CertainTeed, one of the country’s top manufacturers of superior roofing materials, has come up with a line of architectural roofing shingles that emulate the looks of other shingle types, such as cedar wood shakes, and slate. Instead of fiberglass and ceramic, their architectural shingles also make use of more advanced materials such as synthetic slate.

The great thing about CertainTeed’s architectural shingles is that they’re designed to look like shake and slate, without having to be as heavy as the original. They also come in a wide selection of colors that are guaranteed to blend in with the rest of your home, no matter the color scheme.

We at A&A Services love welcoming new things, and we especially love anything that can improve your home’s overall appearance—like architectural shingles.

As your experts in roofing in Danvers, MA, and the surrounding areas, we take pride in offering only the highest quality roofing services for your home, including shingle roofing installation and repair. We are a 5-Star Certified CertainTeed contractor, which means we are authorized to install CertainTeed roofing systems, the best in the industry today. Contact us for a free in-home estimate and give your home’s curb appeal a boost with our beautiful roofs!


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