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Four Benefits of Three-Tab Shingles

Deciding to replace your roof is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make as a homeowner. And choosing the right roofing material is essential to ensuring your home is protected for many years to come.

While there are several types of roofing materials available, the most common type of roof on U.S. homes is the asphalt shingle, which can be found on 75% of U.S. homes. In this post from Just Roofing in Hampton, we’re taking a closer look at three-tab shingles.

We’ll break down everything you need to know as a homeowner including the top benefits of these time-tested shingles. To learn more about residential roofing options for your Virginia home, give us a call or connect with us online.

What is a Three-Tab Shingle?

There are two main types of asphalt shingles: architectural shingles and three-tab shingles. Architectural shingles are also sometimes referred to as Dimensional shingles. They are essentially a premium type of asphalt shingle with a more dimensional design. But does that make three-tab shingles less high value?

Although three-tab shingles are a standard type of shingle that is much less thick than an architectural design and uses less material, these shingles are still a great value. Three-tab shingles are manufactured using durable fiberglass and granules.

Three-tab shingles are designed to fit together almost like puzzle pieces, with three tabs across the lower edge that bring each shingle together uniformly. Once installed, this creates even coverage with a tight rectangular shingle pattern.

These are just a few of the top benefits you get with three-tab shingles:

1.    Affordability

There are plenty of great reasons to invest in the extra price of architectural shingles. They’re incredibly durable and they’ll last long enough to make them a high-value investment. But the beauty of three-tab shingles is that you can get a beautiful, high-performance roof without having to spend a fortune.

Because three-tab shingles use much less material than their architectural counterparts, they’re available at a much more budget-friendly price point. They can also be installed in a faster time frame because they’re so simple to install and lightweight. And just like architectural shingles, three-tab shingles come with a solid warranty to protect your investment.

2.    Fast Installation

Even with the most considerate roof installation contractors, a roof replacement can seem invasive to your home and neighborhood. But with lightweight three-tab shingles, you can have your home back sooner. 

When you need your roof replaced in a hurry, it’s important to have an option that won’t require a lengthy installation time. One of the reasons three-tab shingles are so popular is that they’re so easy to install and don’t require a complex installation process like some other types of roofing materials.

3.    Easy Roof Maintenance

Any experienced residential roofer will tell you the key to prolonging your roof’s lifespan begins with regular roof maintenance. Outside of serious storm damage, most significant roof problems are a result of cumulative damage from minor issues that were overlooked for too long.

Many of these smaller roof problems can lead to water infiltration and structural damage over time. Over the years, these problems will add up, creating a point of vulnerability in your roof. With the affordability and fast repairs you get with three-tab shingles, it’s easy to prioritize regular roof maintenance as part of your household maintenance schedule.

4.    Design Versatility

Although you’re not going to have the wide selection of design options you get with architectural shingles, there are still plenty of ways to customize your roof with three-tab shingles. At Just Roofing, we partner with GAF to offer Virginia homeowners beautiful options that look great with almost any architectural design or style.

GAF’s Royal Sovereign shingles are available in a wide range of vivid colors including inspired shades like Nickel Gray, Silver Lining, and Golden Cedar. 

The GAF Three-Tab Shingle Difference

When you replace your roof with three-tab shingles from GAF, you get the quality and craftsmanship of a product that’s been trusted by U.S. contractors for more than 50 years. These are just a few more reasons we love working with GAF:

●        Proven Reputation: GAF has installed more than 10 billion shingles on North American homes. Laid out end to end, that’s enough shingles to circle the planet more than 200 times!

●        Innovative Products: GAF shingles use an innovative Micro Weave™ Core to reduce splitting and cracking.

●        Bold Color: GAF shingles maintain their color with Color Lock™ Ceramic Firing.

Schedule Your Replacement Roof Installation

If you’re considering roof replacement for your Virginia home, call Just Roofing’s team of service-focused residential roofers to get a beautiful three-tab shingle roof from GAF. To speak with an experienced residential roofer and learn more about our GAF shingles, call us at 757-310-3873 or contact us online for a free project estimate today.

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