Pros and Cons of Atlas Glassmaster 3 Tab Shingles

When it comes to roofing, there are a variety of choices available to homeowners. One popular option is Atlas Glassmaster 3 tab shingles. These shingles are made of durable fiberglass and are available in a variety of colors to match your home’s exterior. But what are the pros and cons of using Atlas Glassmaster 3 tab shingles on your roof? Let’s take a look.

Architectural Shingles

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  1. Durable, long lasting material that resists weather and damage. 
  2. Variety of colors available to match your home’s exterior. 
  3. Low cost compared to other roofing materials. 
  4. Easy to install with minimal experience needed. 
  5. Lightweight and easy to transport.


  1. Not as effective at preventing heat transfer as more expensive shingle types.  
  2. Can be less resistant than higher quality asphalt shingles in extreme weather conditions such as hail or high winds.  
  3. Easily damaged if walked on without proper protection from foot traffic or tools.  
  4. May not be ideal for homes in locations prone to heavy snowfall or hurricanes. 
  5. Can be difficult to repair if damage occurs.

Tips for keeping your roof in good shape

Maintaining your Atlas Glassmaster 3 tab shingle roof is essential in ensuring it performs properly and extends its lifespan. Here are some tips for keeping your roof in good shape:

  1. Regularly inspect your roof: Inspect the shingles at least twice a year, checking for obvious signs of damage such as missing, cracked or curling shingles. If you notice any such issues, it’s important to contact a professional roofer to have them repaired as soon as possible. 
  2. Keep trees trimmed near the roofline: Low-hanging branches can scratch and damage the shingles, creating an entry point for water to enter the home’s attic space and cause mold growth or water damage. 
  3. Clean the gutters and downspouts regularly: If debris builds up in the gutters, water can back up onto the roof, leading to water damage and shingle deterioration. 
  4. Address any issues quickly: If you notice a leak in the roof, don’t wait to have it fixed. Delaying repairs can lead to costly and extensive damage that could easily have been prevented with timely action.
  5. Have the roof inspected annually by a professional: A professional can spot potential problems before they become major issues, helping you catch any issues early on and avoid costly roof repairs down the road.
  6. Replace missing or damaged shingles: It’s important to replace any missing or damaged shingles as soon as possible, as delaying could lead to more extensive water damage and costly repairs. 

With proper maintenance and inspection, your Atlas Glassmaster 3 tab shingle roof is sure to provide years of reliable protection for your home. 

This is a brief overview of the pros and cons of Atlas Glassmaster 3 tab shingles. Before making your choice, it’s important to consult with a professional roofer to determine which type of roofing material is right for your home. With their help, you can be sure to make an informed decision that will keep your home safe and secure for years to come.

Dolphin Construction & Remodeling, LLC
10300 W Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67212
(316) 210-9543