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How long is a three tab shingles?

Three-tab shingles are usually 36 inches long; each tab is 12 inches.

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Keeping this in view, what do 3 tab shingles look like?

A three-tab shingle roof can look flat and featureless due to the uniform nature of the shingles. Most people find architectural shingles more visually appealing than 3-tab shingles, which improves a home's curb appeal.

Subsequently, question is, are 3 tab shingles still available? The result, says Joan Crowe, a technical services director for the National Roofing Contractor's Association (NRCA), is that “each shingle looks like three separate pieces when installed, but it's only one.” Three-tab shingles have been around a long time and are still the most economical and most popular shingle today

People also ask, what does 3 tab shingles mean?

3-Tab Shingles Roofers refer to a shingle as 3-Tab because it is made up of three individual tabs that are a 12” wide. 3-Tab shingles come in either 20yr, 25yr, or 30 yr warranties. Like Architectural shingles, 3-Tab roofing shingles are asphalt-based products that work by shedding water to the shingle below.

How many nails do you put in a 3 tab shingle?

NAILING: Use galvanized (zinc coated) roofing nails, 11 or 12 gauge, with at least 3/8" diameter heads, long enough to penetrate through plywood or 3/4" into boards. Use 4 nails per shingle placed 6-1/8" above the butt edge, 1" and 13" in from each end and 1/2" above each cutout.

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