Roofing Material Affects Replacement Cost
Two types of asphalt shingles are used in Raleigh roofing: 3-tab shingles and architectural shingles, also known as dimensional or laminate shingles.
The 3-tab asphalt shingle has three, square tabs of the same size and thickness at the down-slope edge which have a flat look when installed. These shingles weigh less than architectural shingles because they are slightly thinner, making them less durable and more prone to curling over time.
Most 3-tab asphalt shingles have a 20 to 25-year life expectancy, and they are the more economical