Architectural Shingles

Architectural roofing shingles provide stunning three-dimensional appearance.

Architectural Shingles in Colorado

Because of the popularity of architectural shingles, we receive a lot of questions from property owners about them. Getting a new roof is a big decision. We encourage you to learn about the different roofing materials available. This article will answer some common questions about Architectural Shingles and if they are suitable for the demanding environment that we live in here in Colorado.


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What are Architectural Roofing Shingles?

Architectural roofing shingles are known as laminated or dimensional shingles, ¬are among the highest quality roofing products made.

Architectural roofing shingles provide stunning three-dimensional appearance. Some of the most attractive architectural roofing shingles simulate cedar wood shakes. These shingles are quite thick with random slots similar to real shakes.

Another unique architectural shingle design imitates the look of slate without the weight issues that normally accompany those materials. These do not require any additional roof support as slate would.

These shingles also have multiply colors and texture that better accent steep roof planes, turrets and gables.

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Why are Architectural Roofing Shingles so popular in Colorado?


Architectural shingles can provide up to 120 miles per hour of wind and storm resistance than three tab shingles. Even the highest quality three tab shingles can only offer to resist 60 to 80 miles per hour wind. It simply shows that architectural shingles are more durable and more superior to the traditional three tab shingles.


Architectural shingles are created thicker and heavier than three tab shingles. The good thing about this is, thicker, heavier shingles will withstand wind and hail better, ensuring a longer life.


Architectural roof shingles create a dramatic, three-dimensional look when installed on homes and commercial buildings. These shingles give the structure a more upscale look, and add an interesting focal point to your home.


Architectural shingles could last up to 50 years when installed properly. The minimum warranty for architectural shingles is 30 years, but when you choose the highest quality it could last up to 50 years. Three tab shingles are said to last for 20-25 years, but the truth of the matter is it will show signs of deterioration after 12-15 years, especially in this climate.

Price Point

Contrary to the popular opinion of many homeowners, architectural shingles aren’t that much more expensive than their standard 3-tab counterparts. For just a small amount more, 7 Summits Roofing will add a unique effect to your roof that will last for years to come! Architectural shingles are the “next step up” in price from the plain, 3 tab shingle.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles can give your home a three dimensional illusion. Your home can be a transformed into a work of art when you use architectural shingles.

Why are Architectural Roofing Shingles so popular in Colorado?

Our customers who choose this type of shingle are delighted with the appearance. And more importantly, they are satisfied with the installation, durability, and cost of their new roof. In other words, it just feels good to have the job completed, and a new roof to protect your home from the elements.

At 7 Summits Roofing, our staff members are fully trained roofing experts, with many years of experience. We can help you decide which type of roof is best for your specific home or building, and what’s best for your budget.

Don’t hesitate to give us call!

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