3-Tab Shingle

Three-Tab

The most basic and common type shingle is called the 3-Tab or 25-year shingle. These have been around for many years and the least expensive and easiest to install of all shingle types.  Since it's made with 3-tabs, its name is derived from the shape.  The warranty period from the manufacturer is 25 years for defective material.

The 3-tab is a relatively flat shingle without much definition or color variation.  Although it's an economy shingle, it provides many years of serviceable life.  3-tabs are produced in approximately 15 colors.