Asphalt Shingle

Asphalt shingles take over an overwhelming share of the U.S. residential market. There is one main known reason for that � the cost. Asphalt shingles are least expensive roofing alternative. When choosing a roofing material for your home, you will try to balance four considerations: cost, durability, aesthetics and architectural style. There are many brands and styles from which you can choose to satisfy your aesthetic needs. The low cost of the shingles comes unfortunately with the price, the asphalt shingles are a temporary roofing material. It means that at the end of the shingles life span you have to plan their replacement.

What are the signs that your asphalt shingles need replaced?

You can determine wear and deterioration on an asphalt roof when the mineral granules wear off and black asphalt shows through. Another sign of wear is when the shingles� corners and edges begin to curl and crack. When only a few shingles show this kind of wear, reroofing may not be necessary. However, if one out of every five to ten shingles has deteriorated in these ways, it is likely time to re-roof. Postponing the roof replacement may lead to farther costs coming from: decking deteriorating or mold grow, rafter, trusses damage, attic insulation damage, ceiling damage.

When it comes to choose which shingles to install you have a choice of organic shingles, fiberglass shingles and laminated dimensional shingles? The fire resistance of asphalt shingles is categorized by Class A, B, or C. Class A is the most fire resistant. Generally, most fiberglass shingles have a Class A fire rating, while most organic have Class C fire rating. Both organic and fiberglass products are available in laminated, architectural grades that offer a textured appearance. All shingles offered by our company are fiberglass shingles and most of our customers choose laminated products. But if you choose savings on your new roof � the traditional 3-Tab design is mostly cheaper by about $10 per 100 square feet.

It is of highest importance to choose the roofing crew who knows and applies manufacturer�s specifications and building codes when installing your asphalt shingle roof. Bad installation very often results in a need of roof replacement soon after installing the roof. Asphalt shingles seal to one another so you cannot remove them and reinstall the same material. Generally, material is wasted after a bad install. This is why all our employees are trained how to install the material properly and have the average 12 years of experience.

If you have any questions regarding asphalt shingle roofs � we will be happy to answer them.

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