Asphalt Roofs

One of the most common types of roofs is an Asphalt Shingle roof. This is mostly due the cost of the roof and how long it lasts. An Asphalt Shingle roof can last 20-30 years and is easy to maintain. This was the very most popular roofing types from the past. Metal Roofs and Tile roofs, as well as some other designs, have become popular in more recent years. However, the asphalt shingle roof can be a great choice.

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Asphalt Shingle roof

Asphalt Shingle Roof Textures

An Asphalt shingle roof can come in a variety of colors and textures.  If installed properly they are great at resisting the wind and elements of nature and hold up well under pressure.  However, if there is damage it is easy to repair the damage and doesn’t always mean the entire roof needs to be fixed.

These roofs are essentially made with fibers that are impregnated with tar.  The tar overtime heats in the sun and washes away in the rain.  This will make the shingles to start to chunk and lose their shape and eventually nails will show through.  If you are wondering how old your roof is or if it needs repair and replacement, give us a call.  Our expert Asphalt shingling company can take a look at your room and give you a great idea as to the age and how long you have before you need to replace it.

Working with an honest asphalt roofing company will save you years of frustration. When your roof is installed correctly the first time, their roof supports itself and shingles are good and locked in. As they made to lock into itself for better security to the roof itself.

 Asphalt Shingle Roof Options

Asphalt shingle Roof is made of fiberglass that is sandwiched between asphalt and sand granules.  This type of shingles comes in 2 types, the architectural shingles and 3 tab style.  Both are similarly priced.  And, you can have 2 layers of this roof type done before you have to do a more expensive tear off.  This is because most houses are built to hold up that much weight.  And, most zones have this in place to keep everyone safe.  Too much weight on your roof can cause your home to collapse under pressure, which is not a good thing.  So, let our experts examine what your rafters and home can handle as well.  In some cases, we may need to bring your rafters up to code or even the structure.  We do this for your safety and there are reasons for these codes and laws to be in place.

Whenever a new roof is installed a roofing felt underlayment is needed.  This is used to create a moisture barrier between the roof and the underlying wood and rafters.

The older style of asphalt shingle roof used paper and saturated it with asphalt to make it sturdy and waterproof.  This style isn’t as popular and isn’t used as often to do it is a bit outdated.  However, this is an option as well.  This Asphalt shingle roof is more prone to fire due to the high content of oil and paper mix.