Our company prefers Architectural Shingles because they are more durable than 3-tab shingles. They are made of heavy fiberglass mat base and ceramic coated mineral granules. Architectural shingles can withstand up to 130 mph winds when installed properly. Typically, you can expect your architectural shingle to last 15-20 years as opposed to 3 tab shingles lasting 10-15 years.
Ask your estimator about the different kinds of Certainteed shingles we offer.