Think of this as the penultimate of architectural shingles from Certainteed. They look richer with greater depth due to increased weight and thickness of the shingle. The triple laminate layers means these shingles should wear like nails and last an absolute lifetime when properly installed. We like that the shingles don't overwhelm a house while still adding a touch of difference to grand homes. Roofers may complain of the extra weight and difficulty in cutting but if you have the money they are well worth the added expense.