Houses are like blank slates, waiting for you to invest in them. That means you are constantly faced with questions. Is central air conditioning worth having? Are architectural shingles worth extra cost


Almost every major shingle maker produces three different shingle price lines:

  1. Economical three-tab shingles
  2. Slate or wood look
  3. Architectural

If you own a roadside motel, you want economical three-tab shingles. If you own a quaint cottage, you may opt for something that mimics wood shakes. But if you are proud to own a fine Sacramento-area home, you want an architectural shingle. 

The depth and drama of architectural shingles are unmatched. These deep-cut shingles provide shadow effects that make your roof a crowning glory to your home. 


All shingle roofs require regular maintenance. But if you start with a superior shingle — an architectural shingle like Owens Corning’s Duration® Series — you start with a higher quality, tougher shingle. Maintenance costs are reduced; your stress is reduced. Your roof looks magnificent. 


An architectural shingle is designed to be extra-thick and extra-long lasting. Owens Corning is so sure of the high quality and durability of its Duration® Series shingles, the company provides a Limited Lifetime Warranty. As the owner of a single-family detached home, the warranty means you are protected against manufacturing defects for as long as you own your home


You can get by with a three-tab shingle, just as you can get by with a Chevy Spark (the least expensive car out there right now). You can also enjoy the performance and beauty of an architectural shingle, just as you might like to slip into an $18.7-million Buggati La Voiture Noire. But unlike the Buggati, you really can afford the lifetime performance of architectural shingles.

Owens Corning’s architectural shingle line, Duration®, has the patented SureNail® Technology. Strength and durability are built into every Duration® shingle through the wide, highly visible engineered fabric strip in the nailing area. Result: a shingle that holds better and lasts longer.

Yes, architectural shingles cost a bit more at installation than three-tab shingles. But if beauty, easy maintenance, long lifespan, and performance are essential to you, architectural shingles — expertly installed by your neighborhood roofer — cannot be beat.

If you have a home in Sacramento, California, you have a partner in roofing at Straight Line Roofing & Construction. Contact us today to learn what we can deliver in complete roofing services, from roof repair to full roof replacement using beautiful, luxurious architectural shingles.