Elevate Your Home's Curb Appeal With Architectural Roof Shingles

October 1st, 2014

One of the best ways to make your home stand out from the crowd is to crown it with a roof that has a signature style—and using architectural shingles is a great way to accomplish this goal. Architectural shingles, which are often referred to as dimensional shingles or laminate shingles, have a varied surface thickness. This gives them a distinctively textural or multi-dimensional appearance that traditional 3-tab (flat) asphalt shingles lack. Architectural shingles give your roof a distinguished "3-D" look, and are available in a wide variety of colors so you can select a finish that complements your home's exterior color palette.

Enjoy Added Protection, Too: How Architectural Shingles Increase Your Roof's Durability and Lifespan

Not only are they an attractive option to regular asphalt roof shingles, architectural shingles offer another valuable benefit. If you live in an area prone to extreme weather, consider the superior protection of the Atlas® StormMaster ® Shake and Slate shingle featuring Scotchgard™ Protector, which come with a Class IV impact resistance rating. Exceptionally sturdy, they feature a rubberized SBS polymer that creates a highly-durable, impact and wind resistant shingle that resists cracking, splitting, warping, and shrinking—even in extreme weather conditions.

Additionally, StormMaster® Shake featuring Scotchgard™ Protector offers lifetime resistance against algae streaks and stains, ideal for homes in areas with high moisture and humidity. On unprotected roofs, algae can result in ugly black streaks that grow and spread, turning your home—and potentially largest asset—into an eyesore. (See how algae discolor a roof over time at www.atlasroofing.com/roof-shingle-visualizer.) StormMaster® Shake shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector prevent algae for decades, so your roof ages with grace, retaining its original color and beauty.

Another shingle choice that gives the added dimension and appearance of a multi-dimensional or wood shake shingle is the Pinnacle® Pristine dimensional shingle featuring Scotchgard™ Protector. This high performance designer shingle combines aesthetic appeal and strength into one affordable option. Available in 13 striking shades, the Pinnacle Pristine shingle lets you choose the perfect roof color to make your home a standout. It also stands up tough against Mother Nature, with superior wind resistance backed by a 130 mph wind warranty. Plus, the Pinnacle® Pristine's built-in Scotchgard™ Protector coating keeps ugly algae streaks and stains from discoloring and devaluing your investment—for life.

Two Superior Shingles, One Single Source

When it comes to choosing an architectural shingle to make your home a knockout, the StormMaster® Shake and the Pinnacle® Pristine, each featuring Scotchgard™ Protector, are both top-rated choices used by contactors across the nation. Built to last by Atlas, both shingle options can improve the look and value of your home, making them sound investments. Find your ideal color and style combination with Atlas' free shingle selector tool now at www.selectyourroof.com. It makes it easy to "try on" as many shingles as you like!