Atlas Chalet Shingles were created to provide homeowners with a more affordable alternative to true architectural shingles. However, due to frequent cracking, blistering, and other defective issues, they were discontinued and taken off the market.
Since Atlas Shingles are not true architectural shingles, it’s important to know that your home will need a total roof replacement if they become damaged. Even slight weather damage to Atlas Shingles can require a replacement.
Identifying Atlas Chalet Shingles:
ATLAS CHALET VS. ARCHITECTURAL SHINGLES
Atlas Chalet 3-tab shingles were designed to mimic the appearance of true architectural shingles at the lower price point of 3-tab shingles. However, if you need to know how to identify Atlas Chalet Shingles, there are some characteristics to look out for, including:
Keyways: Atlas Chalet Shingles have keyways, or divisions, between the tabs of each shingle. True architectural shingles do not have keyways.
Shadow lines: Atlas Chalet Shingles have dark granules to create a false illusion of shingle layering.
Three tabs: Atlas Chalet Shingles have three tabs instead of the correct two tabs that architectural shingles have.
WHAT IS A PROPER SUBSTITUTE FOR ATLAS CHALET?
There is no true substitute other than architectural shingles. So, if you notice any of these Atlas Chalet 3-tab traits on your roof, it’s very possible that you have Atlas Chalet Shingles and will need to schedule a roof inspection and replacement.
If you think you have damaged Atlas Chalet Shingles, get in touch with us to schedule a Signature 5 Point Roofing Inspection today! We’ll help you determine if you have Atlas Chalet Shingles, decide if they’re damaged, and walk you through the process of filing an appropriate claim with your home insurance company.
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