Architectural Shingles vs. 3 Tab: Should you Upgrade?

More often than not people hear the word upgrade in home remodeling and think, “Do I really need this or do I want that”? Think of a gourmet kitchen. A professional stainless-steel 6-burner gas range stove with the infrared charbroil feature is stunning, but will you really use this pricey appliance each and every day?

Upgrading your roof however, is much different.architectural shingles

Replacing your roof’s 3- tab asphalt shingles with Architectural Shingles is just as much about functionality as they are aesthetic. This month, C&C Building Supplies takes a closer look at both options and why upgrading may be worth the investment.

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Should You Upgrade Your Roof?

While replacing your roof’s 3- tab shingles with Architectural Shingles may depend on your budget, if the average cost of installing a roof is about $8,000-$10,000, the average cost of an upgrade may be as low as $750. This comes with a warranty that’s doubled in comparison to 3-tab asphalt. However, 3-tab shingles are perfectly suited for homes that are priced lower or are used as rentals where the upgrade may simply not fit the home.

Unlike an upgraded gourmet kitchen you may only use once a week, your roof is on duty 24/7, 365 days a year – for as long as you live under it! Choosing to upgrade your shingles is well worth the investment if it makes sense for your home and budget.

Visit C&C Building Supplies for all of your roofing materials, decking supplies and home remodeling needs. Just minutes from New Stanton Exit on the PA Turnpike and 45 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh, PA, stop in or call us 724-696-4701, today!