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Mar 21, 2018

Laminated Architectural Shingles Offer Distinct Look For Eastside Homes

Architectural shinglesBellevue Roofing Company uses Malarkey roofing products because their composition (asphalt) shingles are of high quality and come in a wide variety of styles.

While all asphalt shingles are a great value and affordable, laminated architectural shingles have a more substantial look than the ordinary 3-tab style you see on so many houses.

A previous post focused on 3-tab asphalt shingles whereas this post details Malarkey’s line of laminated architectural shingles for residential homes.

What are laminated shingles?

Architectural or laminated shingles are made by sealing two shingles together with a lamination adhesive. In the traditional style of architectural shingle, the top layer is cut into a sawtooth pattern and adhered to an uncut second layer called the backer or shim.

This gives the shingle a more dimensional look as opposed to the flat look of the 3-tab shingles. In addition, special color blends of granules create a shadow line to further emphasize the dimensional factor to create a more upscale appearance.

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Architectural shingles lasts longer than 3-tab

Laminated architectural shingles are thicker and therefore, have a longer life span and warranty than 3-tab shingles. 

They also offer a different look that appeals to Seattle’s Eastside homeowners in Kirkland, Redmond, Mercer Island, Issaquah and Sammamish who want a richer look for their house.

4 lines of laminated architectural shingles

While all 4 lines share many of the same features, the Legacy XL is the top of the line with the rest of the shingles listed in descending order of quality.

  • Legacy XL
  • Legacy & Legacy Scotchgard
  • Vista & Vista AR
  • Highland & Highlander AR

High-profile design of Legacy XL

The distinctive feature of the Legacy XL line is its high-profile design.  These shingles are 20% thicker than Legacy shingles, which amounts to a 17% increase in overall mass.  The Legacy XL line is available in 6 colors.

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All Legacy lines have these features

The following features can be found on the Legacy XL, Legacy and Legacy Scotchgard.   Legacy and Legacy Scotchgard are available in 9 colors.

  • Flexor polymer modified asphalt-increases flexibility, granule adhesion & impact resistance
  • Protect from extreme weather-Class 4 impact resistance is highest
  • Scotchgard protector helps prevent black streaks-20-year warranty
  • Retain color granules-looks better longer and protects from sun damage
  • Formulated roofing sealants-holds shingles in place & protects from rain
  • Superior shingle strength-reduces risk of shingles being blown off
  • The Zone improve fastener placement for better installation
  • Flexible in all weather
  • 110 mph Limited Wind warranty
  • Limited Lifetime Shingle Warranty w/15 year Right Start Warranty

Special Notes:  Only the Legacy XL and Legacy Scotchgard lines have the Scotchgard protector (not the Legacy line).

Vista and Vista AR features

These lines come in 10 colors and please note that only the Vista AR line of shingles has the Streak Resist Technology that includes a 12-year warranty.

  • NexGen polymer modified asphalt-sustainable recycled polymer
  • Protect from extreme weather-Class 3 impact resistance
  • Streak resist technology (only AR line)
  • Retain color granules
  • Formulated roofing sealants
  • Superior shingle strength
  • The Zone improve fastener placement
  • Flexible in all weather
  • 110 mph Limited Wind warranty
  • Limited Lifetime Shingle Warranty w/12 year Right Start Warranty

Highlander and Highlander AR features

These two lines come in 10 colors and only the Highland AR line has the Streak Resist Technology that includes a 10-year warranty.

  • Streak resist technology (only the AR line)
  • Retain color granules
  • Formulated roofing sealants
  • The Zone improve fastener placement
  • 110 mph Limited Wind warranty
  • Reflect damaging solar rays (only Dove White & Golden Amber)

If you’re in need of a new roof and want a budget-friendly solution that’s a little different than every other house on the block, contact Bellevue Roofing for a free, no-obligation estimate for laminated architectural shingles.