Your home’s roof has to firstly perform the important function of defending the structure, keeping you and your family dry, safe and protected from moisture and harsh weather. Although it’s possible to have a flat roof, a residential roof is often sloped to a degree that is fitting to the local climate. By opting for a more energy efficient roof solution, you can not only improve your home’s thermal comfort with more passive measures (reducing the need for extra utilities), but also can save money as well.

West Lake Development

Gerald Rowlett, Builder

12042 SE Sunnyside Road #696

Clackamas, OR 97015



679 Stonehenge Terr. West Linn, OR – Presidential AR Autumn Blend

The Benefits & Beauty of Architectural Shingles

Architectural roofing shingles, also known as “dimensional shingles” are an increasingly popular roofing style on the residential market today. Contrary to the traditional 3-tab shingle you see on many older homes, a roof made of architectural shingles is comprised of actual shingles made of various sizes and shapes to create a dynamic and dimensional rooftop appearance. These shingles are often composed of multi-layer, laminated shingles made of water resistant asphalt. However new product materials such as synthetic slate, simulated cedar wood shakes or other materials that take the appearance of slate but are lighter in weight are becoming increasingly used in new roofs today. Architectural shingles tend to be more durable and longer lasting than the traditional three-tab shingle and thus can provide.

CertainTeed Landmark Roofing

At Energy Efficient Homes, we’re proud to provide CertainTeed’s Landmark architectural shingle to our customers. This product is designed to mimic the natural beauty of cedar shake roofing, but with the durability and strength of manufactured laminate. The shingles feature a dual-layered construction that provides extra protection to the elements as well as a ten year StreakFighter® algae-resistant warranty and a 15-year, 110 mph wind-resistance warranty. Customers can also benefit from the wide selection of colors that easily compliment any trim, stucco or siding as well as a lower price compared to the traditional cedar shake.


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