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There are several factors in determining the cost of a new roof, such as location, size, and style. This is why we offer our clients free estimates as well as free property and storm damage inspections. Prrotect Roofing will also walk you through the insurance maze to restore your property to its pristine condition.

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Yes! We’re happy to be a part of your new build and to help start your project off on the right foot!

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Yes! From routine maintenance to full exterior replacement, our team is here to ensure that your investment, and your residents, are prrotected.

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We are proud to work with homeowners and real estate agents whenever a building inspection is needed. Our team will identify problem areas and provide a complete report of our findings upon completion.

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The best time to build a roof is when you need one! While current weather is a factor in outdoor jobs, there is never a bad time to build, repair, or replace a roof. Our first step is to identify any existing problems to determine when the repair should be completed. The materials involved will also factor into the project’s timeline (e.g., asphalt shingles require +40°F whereas a flat roof can be installed or repaired at any temperature). Our team is prepared to work as needed to resolve your issue. Whether it’s to fix ice-damming in the winter or repairing a leak before the next summer storm, Prrotect Roofing is ready for the job.

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Yes! Whether your roof needs routine maintenance or you’re wanting to upgrade your siding with a new look, Prrotect Roofing can help! We’ll take on repairs, replacements, upgrades, new builds, and more! Our team is proud to take on the work that keeps your home prrotected.

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The Differences Between Three-Tab and Architectural Shingles

November 17, 20223 min read

The Differences Between Three-Tab and Architectural Shingles

Three-tab shingles and architectural shingles are types of asphalt shingles, which is pretty much where the rest of their similarities end.

When choosing which shingle will be the best option for your roofing project, here at Prrotect Roofing, we will work with you and decide which is better suited for your home.

In this blog, you will learn the differences between these popular shingles, and what will be the best fit for your roofing repair or replacement.

Three-Tab Shingles

Three-tab shingles are what you find on most homes these days.

They fall very flat and are simple, come in a limited variety of colors, and really don’t steer away from their basic design.

With that, three-tab shingles look very sleek and will give your home a more minimalist feel, and allow other exterior aspects of your home to stand out.

Three-tab shingles are lightweight and do provide great UV and moisture protection for your roof, and generally have a lifespan of 7-15 years without needing to be replaced.

However, the St. Louis area is susceptible to strong storms with very strong winds, which can shorten the lifespan of the shingles.

A major benefit of three-tab shingles is that they are more cost-effective, at around $25 per bundle.

Three-tab shingles are a great choice if you are looking to have a cheaper, short-term cost, but are still very reliable.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are generally a more fancy version of three-tab shingles, as there is more variety in the colors, shapes, and sizes of architectural shingles available.

So, if you value having a unique roof, this is the choice for you.

Three-tab shingles are much flatter, while architectural shingles have much more dimension.

Architectural shingles also are heavier, since there is one more layer of materials than in three-tab shingles.

This makes architectural shingles much more durable and more resistant to extreme weather and winds (it can take up to 120mph winds vs 70mph winds three-tabs can handle).

They also last around 20-25 years, which is much more than their other asphalt shingle counterparts. 

As we’re sure you expected, architectural shingles are more expensive up front, costing anywhere between $35-$45 per bundle.

However, architectural shingles are a better investment in the long run, as they last much longer and are more durable, so they don’t need to be repaired nearly as often as three-tab shingles do.

Which Should I Choose?

If you have bought a house that you want to live in for a long time with minimal maintenance, then architectural shingles are the best choice.

If you’re going to be in your home for a shorter period of time, like a rental, and you want to save more money upfront, then three-tab shingles are for you.

But, if you prefer a certain look for your home that’s more extravagant rather than minimal, architectural shingles will be better suited to your needs. 

In Conclusion

Here at Prrotect Roofing, we will work with you and find the best option for your home.

We always provide the best quality materials in our roofing projects, and we understand that some homes will benefit more from three-tab shingles, and other homes will be better off with architectural shingles.

reach out to us here at if you have any further questions or if you want to book a roofing inspection. We are always happy to help!

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Alton, IL 62002

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