Are dimensional shingles a good fit for my Peoria AZ roof?

Here are a few pros and cons about dimensional shingle roofs!
Peoria, Arizona

Dimensional Shingles: Are They a Good Fit for My Roof?

A high-quality roof is critical to the health of your Peoria home. The right roof will help make your home more energy-efficient, will protect it from the elements and will improve its value over time. Though tile roofing is popular in Peoria, it is also expensive to install and maintain. Peoria shingle roofing is a popular economic choice that still gives your home the protection it needs.

When you start talking to your roofing contractor, you might want to ask about dimensional shingles. Similar to traditional, 3-tab asphalt shingles, dimensional shingles feature two layers of material to give them a three-dimensional appearance. Also known as architectural or laminated shingles, dimensional shingles have a similar look to cedar shingles, but they deliver the performance of asphalt shingles.

Dimensional shingles were first introduced in the 1970s, but as they have grown in popularity, more and more options have become available. You can buy high-definition and designer dimensional shingles for a variety of styles and colors.

Here are a few pros and cons to talk about with your Peoria roofing contractor if you are considering dimensional shingle roofing for your Peoria home:


Longer life span. Most shingle roofing has a warranty between 15 and 30 years, depending on the manufacturer and the roofing contractor who does the installation. However, dimensional shingles typically come with a warranty of 40 to 50 years.

The shingles last longer thanks to their thicker material, which can stand up to heavier rains and winds, as well as better repel pests and mold. That’s especially important in a place like Peoria, where monsoon season can wreak havoc on a roof.

More attractive look. Dimensional shingles are very popularity thanks to their sophisticated look. People who visit your home will immediately notice the difference that dimensional shingles make over traditional, 3-tab shingles. The more attractive look will improve the curb appeal and the value of your home.

Dimensional shingles also hide structural imperfections on your roof better than traditional shingles. That contributes to the overall improved look for your home.

Flexibility. Dimensional shingles can be applied to almost any roof type. They are not limited because of a steep pitch or numerous gables on the roof. They can be used on all types of roofs.


More expensive. Because dimensional shingles are of a higher quality and feature a more attractive design, they are also a bit more expensive than traditional, asphalt shingles. On average, dimensional shingles cost about $3 to $5 per square foot, though you can pay up to $4 to $6 per square foot for designer styles. The basic cost is about 20 percent more than the cost of 3-tab shingles.

While many might view the cost of dimensional shingles as a drawback, it is important to take a broader view. You might spend a little more initially, but the shingles will improve the value of your home, which can give you big returns in the long run.

If you are ready to re-roof your Peoria home, talk to your roofing contractor about dimensional shingle roofing. You’ll love the look it gives your home, and you’ll love the return you get on your investment.

Allstate Roofing in Peoria installs all types of shingle roofing on homes and business, as well as other types of roofing. We have been providing exceptional service in the area for years, and we have earned a reputation for our high-quality results. Call us today to learn more about dimensional shingles and our other roofing services.

Chad Thomas, Owner of Allstate Roofing Published By:

Chad Thomas

Allstate Roofing Inc. – Phoenix Location
2955 W Clarendon Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85017

Office: 602-484-7663

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Allstate Roofing – Peoria Location
30521 N 126th Dr
Peoria, Arizona 85383

Office: 602-620-2755

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With 24 Hour Emergency Service

Written by Chad Thomas

“Chad Thomas, born in Arizona and influenced by his licensed roofer father, gained extensive experience in major companies before founding his own licensed roofing business.”