Architectural shingles are high-quality roofing products made of a fiberglass mat base and ceramic coating minerals. They are known for their durability and modern appearance. If you’re looking to replace your roof, these shingles are a great option. For those who need a roofing contractor in Bel Air, the professionals at Old Line Roofing and Solar can provide your home with an upgraded roof.

Why Opt for Architectural Shingles

Unlike standard 3-tab roofing, architectural shingles have a three-dimensional texture built into them and are more sturdy than standard 3-tab roofing. They increase curb appeal and are fire retardant and they are made to withstand algae and mold. If your home is old and has structural issues, architectural shingles are lightweight and can give your home a beautiful appearance. They are a high-quality option without the higher price. They are also extremely versatile, and you can choose from a plethora of colors and styles to fit your taste, such as:

Cedar shakes

Architectural shingles can mimic cedar wood shakes and are thicker with more random slots similar to cedar shakes.


They can mimic the look of slate without the heaviness. They do not require additional roof support as slate normally does.

Benefits of Architectural Shingles

  • They are moderately priced
  • Last up to 50 years
  • Are extremely wind resistant (can withstand up to 120 mph winds)
  • Easy to maintain
  • Can withstand intense sunlight, rain, and snow

How You Can Preserve Your Roof With Architectural Shingles

Sweep debris off the roof as it can cause the roof to deteriorate. Clear branches, leaves, and twigs as well. Clean the gutters regularly to eliminate the chance of water making its way underneath the roofing structure. The chimney needs to be clean and intact as well because if a brick falls out it can damage your roof. A residential roofing specialist can help you determine was is best for you and your home.

Contact Us Today!

Old Line Roofing & Solar knows high-quality roof replacement. We have been installing roofing across the Northeast for over 30 years. We have grown to become one of the largest providers of roofing services in Maryland. 

If you are looking for a solar roof, we use the highest quality equipment and well-trained technicians. Reach out to us today to learn how we can help you with your solar roofing needs.

At Old Line Roofing & Solar, we value customer satisfaction and quality workmanship. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation or give us a call at 410-769-3735.