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Why Choose Architectural Shingles For Your Roof

When it comes to roof construction, we at DM Roofing understand that the huge range of choices available can be overwhelming. You will need to take into account the roof style, required functionality, and, of course, your budget when deciding on the best materials for your roof. 

Also known as dimensional or laminated shingles, architectural shingles are a type of laminated roofing shingle designed to create a point of interest while offering superior functionality. These shingles are traditionally made of a combination of a heavy fibreglass mat base, water-resistant asphalt, and embedded ceramic-coated mineral granules. 

Using architectural shingles for your roof offers a number of benefits. 

Increased Home Value

With stunning aesthetics and superior functionality, architectural shingles can greatly improve the value of your home. This is great news for anyone looking to sell or interested in selling in the future.


The unique design and texture of architectural shingles result in a roof that is sturdier and more robust. This added strength means that you will not need to worry about extra support measures during home maintenance. 

Better Wind Resistance

The unique design of architectural shingles results in significantly higher wind resistance. Architectural shingle roofs can withstand more than double the wind speed of other roofs, making your structure considerably less vulnerable to extreme weather. 

Snow Load Protection

Architectural shingles are designed to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. The shingles are designed to be thicker than other roofing materials, offering better protection from snow loads. Being less vulnerable during snowy weather is always welcome in Canada. 

Cost Savings

Architectural shingles can be a costly investment initially. However, the added durability and sturdiness make them a fantastic long-term investment. You will spend less money maintaining your architectural shingle roof and carry out considerably fewer repairs, saving you money in the long term. 


When you opt for architectural shingles for your roof, you get to choose from a huge variety of textures and colours. You have complete control, allowing you to install a roof that is entirely personalized to suit your home’s aesthetic and your unique tastes.

Are you interested in architectural shingles for your roof? DM Roofing guarantees the highest quality roofing in Kingston with 100% customer satisfaction. 

Contact us today to find out more about architectural shingles and your other roofing options.