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We have a 3-Tab roof and I have noticed that the edges of the shingles are starting to curl up. What causes this to occur and what do I need to do to stop the curling?

Asphalt /fiberglass 3-Tab shingles are covered with granules that protect the asphalt in the shingle from ultra violet (UV) rays. The UV rays will dry out the asphalt quickly and cause the shingle to curl up. When the curling starts to happen your shingles have no more years of protection left in them. You can save money by having your present roof recovered if you have no more than two layers of roofing on your home. If you wait and allow the curling to continue you will need to tear off your roof. This will add substantially to your costs. Your roof provides protection, visual appeal and adds market value to your home.

What is a Laminated shingle?

A laminated shingle refers to a shingle that has two layers in areas of fiberglass - reinforced asphalt laminated with a fiberglass base into a single unit. This single unit construction effectively seals out rain, sleet, snow, ice and wind without curling, rotting, warping, or losing tabs. The lamination process doubles the layers of the shingle, giving your home's roof a thicker, more high-profile look than any ordinary shingle can. Other names for laminated shingles are dimensional shingles and architectural shingles. Heavy weight laminated shingles are a great replacement option for cedar shake roofs. Laminated shingles are U.L. Wind Resistant and Class "A" fire-rated. The impressive high definition look enhances your home's appearance and value.

Elk Laminate Products
Product Limited Warranty* Limited Wind Warranty
Prestique Gallery Collection™ 50 years (formerly 40) up to 110 mph
Prestique Plus High Definition* 50 years (formerly 40) up to 110 mph
Prestique I High Definition 40 years (formerly 35) up to 90 mph (formerly 80)
Prestique High Definition 30 years 80 mph (formerly 60)
Raised Profile™ 30 years (formerly 25) 70 mph (formerly 60)
Capstone* 40 years up to 110 mph
*See product limited warranty for details. Special highwind application technique is required for 90 mph and 110 mph wind warranties.

Choosing Elk premium laminated shingles is one of the best ways to improve the visual appeal and market value of your home. After all, up to 40% of your home's exterior may show as roofing - so your choice of a shingle is no small detail. The rich, dimensional appearance of Elk shingles makes a real statement.

Elk features a variety of distinctive roofing products in a wide range of colors, thicknesses and options, designed to provide your home with the best protection around. If you're looking for an ideal roof for your climate, your neighborhood, or y our home, look to a whole different animal. Look to Elk - The Premium Choice®.

CertainTeed Laminate Products

The real beauty of Presidential Shake is its unique sculptured tab, providing the distinct styling, depth and dimension of wood shakes. Constructed using two laminated layers of the industry's strongest, most durable roofing materials.

Presidential TL, with its sculpted rustic edges, is constructed using three laminated layers of the industry's strongest, most durable materials, making it one of the thickest, toughest and best looking shingles on the market. The beauty of a wood shake with less cost and better performance.

Our home has a heavy weight shake roof and we would like to replace it with a material that has the same random look and thickness of our shakes. Do you know of any material that will achieve this look?

Yes! Stone coated steel roofing manufactured by Decra® Roofing systems has a shake profile material. The Decra® is 26 gauge steel with a baked on acrylic finish with granules. Decra® Roofing is Class A fire-rated. This can lower insurance costs. Call your agent for details. Decra® Roofing has a 120 mph wind warranty and a UL2218 Class 4 impact rating. Decra® shake is the ultimate replacement roof.

Why Decra® roofing systems from Tasman Roofing Inc?