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Dimensional shingles, also known as architectural shingles, have been around since the 1970s. They were developed to satisfy owners of upscale homes who wanted a product that resembled cedar shake, but performed like asphalt. It is only in the last few years though that they have become popular. There are many reasons for their popularity, and homeowners who are looking for a more durable, attractive roof may find that architectural shingles may be right for their home. A qualified Folsom roofing contractor can discuss the benefits for particular properties to help homeowners decide if dimensional shingles are right for them.

Dimensional shingles are double layered and textured so that they are thicker than traditional three tab shingles. This textured dimension adds aesthetic appeal and makes these shingles more durable. Their recent rise in popularity has increased the type and variety of dimensional shingles available. They come in a host of colors and shapes. They can be made to resemble clay tile, slate or other natural roofing products without the prohibitive cost associated with them. They can also be cut in unique configurations to make a home's roof a unique and eye catching feature.

The double layer thickness of architectural shingles makes them more durable. They can withstand winds up to 130 miles per hour and resist damage from hail as well.

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They can be installed on any type of roof, even steep pitches, and they are particularly suited to hiding imperfections in the structure of the roof. They are less likely to warp due to the increased thickness as well.

The only con of dimensional shingle roofs is that they may be more prone to trap mold or mildew in the notched surfaces. Homeowners can ensure that this doesn't happen by having their roof inspected at least annually. Most reputable contractors offer this service on a contractual basis for a reasonable fee.

Dimensional shingles cost about 20 percent more than typical asphalt shingles, but they are warrantied for much greater periods. Warranties range from 25 years up to 50 years for some products. These longer warranty periods make installing dimensional shingles a great investment. Homeowners can get a really unique look without spending excessive amounts of money.

Purchasing any type of roof is a major investment, but architectural shingles can provide a visually stunning roof for much less than the cost of other premium roofing products. Consult with a contractor to find the best products for the weather and conditions in the home's geographic area.

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