Know Your Different Types of Asphalt Shingles: 3 Tab and Architectural

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When making updates to your home, you want to make sure you cover all of your bases. While some home remodeling projects are fun, it is vital that you take care of the more mundane tasks to ensure that your home is protected, such as new roofing. Here, the Maryland roofing experts at High Mark Construction discuss different types of asphalt shingles, including 3 tab and architectural shingles, and the helpful benefits about each to protect your home from potential storm damage. 

Architectural Shingles Outweigh 3 Tab Shingles In Durability and Versatility 

Asphalt shingles are a popular choice among many homeowners, due to their affordable nature and long lifespan. However, not all asphalt shingles are created equal, and it is important to understand the nuances of each before moving forward with your home repair or renovation. When comparing the durability of architectural shingles and 3 tab shingles, architectural shingles take the cake. Three tab shingles tend to weigh less than architectural shingles, and are made up of only one layer of materials rather than the two that architectural shingles provide. While both shingles have a similar lifespan, the durability of architectural shingles makes them more likely to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as excessive rain, snow or hail, as well as a stronger wind rating. In addition to the durability of architectural shingles, customers have the ability to utilize different colors, textures and shapes of asphalt shingles to suit their home style, whereas 3 tab shingles come in a single shape. 

Investing in Your Roofing Provides Comfort and Security 

When considering roofing options, it may seem overwhelming or frustrating financially. However, investing in a roof now can save you from trouble down the road. If severe weather conditions or storm damage were to occur, a weak roof can lead to both internal and external damage to the home. You are then left to figure out how your roof will be repaired, and where to turn next in the midst of frustration. The good news is, the team of roofing professionals at High Mark Construction makes connecting with your insurance and repairing your roof easier. We work directly with insurance companies to get your property repaired quickly and efficiently, and ensure that you have the resources and knowledge to get the highest quality roof repairs possible. While High Mark works retroactively after severe weather occurs, it is important that you work proactively to protect your home through proper roofing, such as architectural or 3 tab shingles. While architectural shingles are more expensive than 3 tab shingles, the quality and durability outweighs 3 tab shingles and works to keep your home protected for decades. 

Know Where to Look for Roofing Damage After Severe Weather

If there has been severe weather, and you suspect that there may have been damage to your roof, it is important to take action and reach out to a team of professionals if needed. Furthermore, it is vital that you are able to know the difference between storm damage and installation damage to your roof in order to get the problem fixed properly. Common storm damage results include missing or broken shingles, clogged gutters and wet walls or floors in severe cases. Poor installation and weak shingles can lead to exacerbated storm damage in your home, and if you have recently suffered from storm damage, the team at High Mark Construction is here to assist you through this taxing process. 

High Mark Construction Can Help Restore Your Home Quickly 

When storms or severe weather damage your home, it can often feel overwhelming. On top of physical damage caused to your home, you are worried about the financial effects of these repairs, and if you will even be able to afford a proper repair to your home. That is where High Mark Construction comes in. Our team works directly with your insurance to take the weight off of your shoulders, so you can focus on what is important. We offer no-strings-attached inspections so that you can feel confident moving forward with your home repairs, and knowledgeable about the roofing choices you will make to keep your home protected in the future. To see how High Mark Construction can assist you,  contact our office today.