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Are Atlas Shingles Good?

They’re Better than Good, and They’re a Maumee River Construction Specialty

Since its founding over 30 years ago, Atlas Roofing Corporation has developed and launched countless innovative, quality roofing products. Atlas enhances the value of properties by producing high-quality roofing materials. Atlas engineers its roofing materials and accessories to precise standards for superior performance and visual appeal, backed with comprehensive service and support. Plus, Maumee River Construction is a CERTIFIED Atlas Installer. That means you can be assured of the highest quality installation job and the strongest Atlas warranties this superior manufacturer offers!

Atlas Roofing Products - Not Your Typical Shingle

Maumee River Construction never cuts corners on the material used for your home or building, and our Atlas shingles and accessories aren’t just run-of-the-mill products–They’re more innovative and come in a wide variety of product lines, colors, and textures. Atlas roofing products are designed to serve every market segment, no matter what the project budget or personal taste of the property owner. 

 

Beginning in the early 1980s with a single asphalt shingle manufacturing facility in Meridian, MS, and with its purchase of four additional roofing plants in the mid ’90s, Atlas started out as a small manufacturer in Mississippi in the 1980s and today has grown to keep up with the demands of the ever-growing asphalt shingle industry.

Maumee is Best Among Atlas Roofing Contractors

The technicians of Maumee River Construction are certified and trained with Atlas Shingles, as well as CertainTeed, Owens Corning and other fine roofing products. Property owners, inspectors, and contractors like us consider Atlas a top brand among all roofing products. Affordability meets outstanding quality when it comes to Atlas. The company specializes in asphalt shingles and is recognized because it stands behind its products with some of the industry’s strongest warranties.

The Atlas Signature Select® ROOFING SYSTEM

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Atlas Ice & Water

Underlayment WeatherMaster Ice & Water Underlayment

Atlas Premium Underlayment

WeatherMaster Ice & Water, Summit 180, Summit 60, or Gorilla Guard 30

Atlas Starter Shingles

Pro-Cut HP42 "Starter Shingles, Pro-Cur Starter Shingles or Pro-Cut Starter Roll Shingle

Atlas Roof Shingles

StormMaster Shake, StormMaster Slate, Pinnacle Pristine or Prolam Shingles)

Atlas Ventilation Products

Choose Between TruRidge and HighPoint Ventilation Products

Atlas Hip & Ridge Shingles

StormMaster Hip & Ridge, Pro-Cut High Profile Hip & Ridge, Pro-Cut Hip & Ridge, or ProLam Hip & Ridge Shingles

Maumee River Construction will warrant against defects in workmanship for the installation of the roofing system for a period of 10 years for repair of the roofing system as well as any damage done to the interior due to improper installation.

About Atlas 3-Tab Shingles

If you’re considering a roof replacement and are evaluating different options, you may come across the term “3-tab shingles.” What is a 3-tab shingle, anyway?  It’s not exactly rocket science… A 3-tab shingle is distinguished by three uniform cutouts, or tabs, made along the lower edge of the shingles. Their very simple design makes 3-tab shingles easy to install and easy to repair. Because the shingle pattern is always the same, it’s easy to foresee what you’ll end up with when the roof is fully installed. 3-tab shingles are engineered to be thin, yet durable, which makes them affordable and long-lasting at the same time.

Glassmaster and Legend 3-Tab Shingles by Atlas

Atlas makes two brands of 3-tab shingles, Glassmaster® and Legend®. Glassmaster comes with a warranty good for 30 years that covers damage from algae, manufacturer defects, and winds up to 60mph. Legend comes with a warranty good for 40 years and wind protection for winds up to 110mph. The shingles come with anti-algae protection Scotchgard® from 3M.

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Architectural versus 3-Tab Shingles… What’s the Difference?

Atlas produces both 3-tab shingles and architectural shingles, and Maumee Rover Construction has unmatched expertise in handling both these types, or grades, of material.  Architectural shingles are also referred to as laminated or dimensional shingles. Yes, architectural shingles are heftier and of higher-quality. Customarily, architectural shingles are composed of a fiberglass mat base and ceramic-coated mineral granules embedded in refined, water-resistant asphalt.

 

Architectural shingles tend to be 50% heavier than their 3-tab counterparts, which makes them a sturdier choice for homes and buildings frequently exposed to severe weather conditions, and Indiana is no stranger to bad weather conditions. For instance, while the risk of tornado damage in Fort Wayne is lower than Indiana’s average, it’s much higher than the national average. 

Shingles That Look Like Slate & Shake

Architectural shingles have more dimension than flat 3-tab products. In fact, architectural shingles from Atlas can be made to resemble cedar shakes or slate which can add much to an Indiana home’s curb appeal.

Wind Ratings

3-tab shingles are generally rated for winds of up to approximately 60 miles per hour (mph). Architectural shingles are typically rated for winds of between 80 mph and 120 mph.

Lifespan

Because Architectural shingles generally stand up well to wind, heat, snow, ice, and heavy rains, their lifespan can reach and even exceed 20 years. However, they may last up to 30 years under optimal conditions. When 3-tab shingles which are subject to weather conditions like that in northeast Indiana last 12 to 15 years

Warranties - 3-Tab versus Architectural Shingles

3-tab shingles generally have warranties of 25 to 30 years. Architectural shingles typically come with warranties of 50 years, and some even have lifetime warranties. When choosing an Atlas-brand shingle for your project, Maumee River Construction will give you all the warranty details based on the product selected.

The Difference in Cost

Material cost plus installation by Maumee River Construction is normally going to be less expensive for 3-tab shingles, compared to our architectural shingles. But when you factor in the added lifespan of architectural shingles and the reduced repair costs that can be anticipated over the life of your roof system, property owners often find that the upgrade to architectural shingles makes perfect sense.

Demand Peak Performance and Expert Installation by Maumee River Construction

When you install an Atlas Signature Select” roofing system, all the components are designed for and backed by the industry’s best warranty coverage along with Maumee River Construction’s workmanship warranty. 



Unlike many other roofing warranties that overpromise and under-deliver, Atlas packs value and assurance into an enhanced premium protection period, which includes non-prorated labor and materials, tear-off and disposal fees, coverage of the full Atlas product system, and transferability. 

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