It’s no secret that your roof is exposed to the elements, 365 days a year. This means it is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting the structure of your house and keeping it in good condition is crucial. Finding a reputable roofing contractor like our team at Best Choice Roofing makes a lot of sense, but so does choosing a roofing material that’s going to meet your needs. Many homeowners in your area choose 3-tab roof shingles to protect their homes and families for a variety of reasons.
What are 3-tab Shingles?
3-tab shingles are traditional asphalt shingles that feature three distinct tabs of equal size that give them a symmetrical look when installed on your roof. They have a repeating rectangular shape with cutouts along the lower edge that make one shingle look like three separate shingles. 3-tab shingles are lighter than architectural shingles, and typically cost less, making them a popular choice for homeowners.
Benefits of 3-tab Shingles on Your Home
If you’ve been thinking of getting 3-tab shingles on your home, there are several benefits that most homeowners love. They are relatively easy to install compared to other types of shingles, and don’t have some of the drawbacks that you might find with other types of roofing material like tile, clay, or concrete. Durability is always a big factor when it comes to roofing material, and 3-tab shingles can withstand just about every type of weather, including high winds.
Compared to other types of roofing material, 3-tab shingles are relatively inexpensive, which is often the deciding factor for many homeowners. When you choose 3-tab shingles, you’ll get a clean, professional, and simple look that fits right in with the rest of your exterior.
As a homeowner, you can also feel confident that your 3-tab shingles are 100% recyclable, meaning it will never go to waste. After it’s been used on your roof, it may come back to life in the form of paving material or may be repurposed as a roofing material again. With more and more people looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints, 3-tab shingles are a way to create a beautiful looking roof without adding to the environmental burden.
Owens Corning 3-tab Shingles
It’s important to note that choosing the right installer makes a big difference when it comes to your 3-tab shingle roof. Careless installation can put unnecessary stress on your roof deck, which will lead to problems when the weather changes. At Best Choice Roofing, we only install Owens Corning roofing materials because they offer unmatched quality, consistency, and protection with all of their roofing products.
Owens Corning 3-tab shingles consist of two layers of asphalt around a matte core made of fiberglass that’s covered with ceramic mineral granules. These are notched into three integrated pieces, or tabs, hence the name. The layers of our 3-tab shingles include a shingle sealant, mineral surface granules, weathering grade asphalt, fiberglass mat, and weathering grade asphalt.
Maintaining your 3-tab shingle roof is easy and consists of just basic home maintenance activities. Your roof should last between 15 and 30 years with proper care. Here are some maintenance tips to follow to help extend the lifespan of your 3-tab shingles:
- Perform inspections of your roof shingles, especially after months that have the most extreme weather
- Trim any overhanging branches that may end up damaging your shingles over the winter months
- Unclog your gutters
- Keep an eye on moss growth on the shingles
- Insulate and ventilate your roof appropriately
- Prevent ice dams if you live in an area that gets winter weather
If you do your part as the homeowner, your 3-tab shingles will stay in good shape to protect your home and you don’t have to worry about repairs or replacements sooner than necessary.
Working with Best Choice Roofing
When you work with us for your next roofing project, you can feel confident that you’ll get the roof of your dreams, and a comprehensive solution from start to finish. We are recognized by Owens Corning as being in the top 1% of roofing contractors in the US, and it shows in everything we do.
We will provide you with a complete roof inspection to discover any damage, then a full installation, including sub-roofing. Once we’re finished, we will perform a final inspection to ensure everything was done right and clean your property, so it looks like we were never there.