As the most common type of roof shingle out there today, the 3 tab shingle usually lasts 15 to 20 years. They are incredibly simple to install and require almost no maintenance at all. However, hall and wind damage can be especially bad for these shingles.
Homeowners who are looking to combine an upscale aesthetic with durable resistance to storms will usually choose architectural shingles. The roof gains a 3 dimensional look when architectural shingles are installed properly.