The design and quality of architectural shingles varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. The word "architectural" means the material is engineered to appeal to architectural interests. The architectural roofing material’s contours and dimensions appeal to the market’s aesthetic desires. These designs are less like flat shingles with straight lines, and look more like shakes or tiles, without the heavy initial costs or high maintenance costs. They have a much-improved lifespan on the asphalt shingle side.
Our experienced team can provide you with a free, no obligation estimate
Our installation crew will prepare the job site by ordering architectural shingle materials and getting them delivered to site.
Our team of roofing professionals will complete the work as contracted by the property owner.
We periodically check on the project for the safety, workmanship, site cleanliness, and our customer’s satisfaction.
With over 65 years of experience, trust A. Clark Roofing and Siding to get the job done right, meeting all your roofing and siding needs.
Architectural shingle benefits
Architectural shingle material comes from laminating 2 layers of shingles together in a specific cut and pattern to give the shingle more dimensions. Architectural shingles are also now made with fibreglass mats instead of the organic mats used in older technology (which led to the term "organic shingles"). Architectural shingles now also last much longer and are easier to install than traditional 3-tab shingles and organic shingles. Architectural shingles, at the entry level, cost just as much to supply and install as well which is one of the reasons they have taken over the asphalt shingle market. The range of types of shingles in the architectural category usually ranges from 30 to 50 years.
Architectural shingle installation
Our architectural shingles package includes:
- A high-quality installation of architectural shingles “storm nailed” for maximum wind resistance and protection against all weather conditions
- Professional and experienced roofing contractors who attend to jobsite safety and show consideration for the environment around your home
- Colour matched prefinished steel flashings as needed
- Colour matched vents or turbines to give your attic space sufficient airflow
- Drip edge flashing, protecting your last row of shingles from excessive wear and guiding weather smoothly into the eavestrough
- Synthetic felt underlayment covering the entire roofing deck with adhesive eave and valley protection as required by code, ensuring you have the best roofing materials for high-risk areas
- Full jobsite inspection, clean up, and complete customer satisfaction before any payment is required
As a leader in the roofing industry in Alberta for over 65 years, A. Clark are masters of making sure your architectural shingle installation is done right and is the right choice for your roofing needs. Whether you are looking for a basic long term value or you are looking for heavy duty Class 4 impact resistant shingles with a bold curb appeal, A. Clark can provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to make an informed decision.
Architectural shingles and architectural requirements
Some neighbourhoods have specific architectural requirements, which is why a lot of roofs in a neighbourhood may have, for example, cedar roofs. There are architectural shingles that satisfy these architectural requirements, which provide a specific look and cost less than expensive, low supply materials such as cedar, or high cost products such as metal. These specialized architectural shingles also have longer lifespans than regular architectural shingles. Speak to 1 of our representatives today to find out more or to get a free quote.
Architectural shingle options
The types of shingles available to customers are most numerous with architectural shingles. There are upgraded colours, upgraded lifespans, and can even come made with recycled materials. Certain architectural shingles have class 3 or class 4 impact ratings, something that may provide savings for insurance programs. Contact us to find out more.
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