Composite shingle having shading zones in different planes

  • US 6,523,316 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2001
  • Issued: 02/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A composite laminated, multi-tab shingle for roofing or the like comprising:

  • (a) an anterior shingle layer having front and rear surfaces between edges thereof;

    with the front surface having a layer of granules thereon comprising at least one visible portion, of a first lighter shading;

    (b) a posterior shingle layer having front and rear surfaces between edges thereof;

    (c) with substantial portions of the front surface of the posterior shingle layer being covered by the anterior shingle layer;

    (d) with the posterior shingle layer having visible front surface portions that are uncovered by the anterior shingle layer;

    (e) with the visible front surface portions of the posterior shingle layer being at a posterior plane relative to the plane of the front surface of the anterior shingle layer and comprising at least one portion of a second, darker shading than said first shading;

    (f) with some portions of the anterior shingle layer having lower edge portions that are at a different level of lower extension than adjacent lower edge portions of the posterior shingle layer; and

    (g) with said lower edge portions having aesthetic indentations.

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