Wednesday, May 14, 2014

All There Is To Know About Shingle Roofing Part Two

In our last installment on shingle roofing we learned a great deal about the different types of shingles including fiberglass and organic. We also learned about the different options including three tab shingles and architectural shingles. In this installment we will look into the different styles, colors, durability and cost of asphalt shingle roofing.

When it comes to the style of your roof it is getting harder and harder to tell when shingles have been applied. Improved technology in creating asphalt shingles has created shingles that mimic the look of several other popular styles of roofing material including slate, wood shakes and tile. Asphalt shingles can also be shaped to mimic certain styles including scallops that compliment Victorian style homes or squares those suite Colonial homes. Asphalt shingles are available to suite just about any style home or style roofing you are looking for while continuing to be cost effect and durable; both important features of asphalt shingling.

Another area that asphalt shingles has going for it is the selection of colors available. Depending on what color and style your home is there is a complimentary color of asphalt shingle available to enhance it. You can find a variety of tones ranging from gray to black, tan to beige, and red to brown. Manufacturers of shingles are also mixing light and dark tones to compliment your homes style. Many roofing contractors have software available that will allow you to actually "try" the color on your home before you purchase the materials.

Shingle roofing comes with a variety of warranties as well. The shingle warranty is equivalent to the durability of the shingle. Consider the shingles warranty carefully. Roofing is expensive and is not something homeowners want to take part of on a routine basis. Climate, roof pitch, sunlight and regional changes can all affect the durability of your shingles. Consider the style of your roof, your climate and above factors when considering the shingle warranty you will be looking for in your homes shingles.

Replacing your homes roof is not an inexpensive task. Roofing materials and labor is expensive no matter where you live. It is especially pricey in areas where you are limited by seasonal changes as to when you can replace your roof. The average ten by ten section of roofing can range in cost from one hundred dollars to two hundred dollars. There are several factors that go into this cost including the pitch of your roof, the material chosen, if you are shingling over shingles or if you have stripped the roof as well as the warranty given on materials and the roofing contractor's labor.

The best advice when it comes to roofing is to purchase top grade, high warranty shingling that is backed by a certified, licensed roofing contractor. Even if it is a bit more expensive you save yourself all the time, money and hassle of having to replace your roof again the future. Once you replace your homes roof once you will understand that it is not a process you will want to have to endure every ten years.
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All There Is To Know About Shingle Roofing Part One

There is a lot to know when it comes to your homes roof especially when it comes time to replace it.  Shingles are the most common type of roofing seen in the North.  This comes down the simple fact that when it comes to roofing material shingles are durable, readily available and one of the least expensive roofing option.

When it comes down to shingles there are two basic types which include fiberglass and organic shingles.  Fiberglass shingles are created using a fiberglass matting that is weaved together, covered with an asphalt coating and coated in ceramic granules.  The asphalt coating helps to protect your roof from the weather by creating a waterproof barrier.  Ceramic granules help protect the roof from harmful ultra violet rays that can quickly deteriorate roofing materials that are left unprotected. Fiberglass shingles are a durable, lightweight option in roofing.

Organic shingles are similar in look to fiberglass shingles but differ in how they are made.  Organic shingles are formed using a mat that is created from recycled felt paper that has been layered together. The felt paper is saturated with asphalt to create a waterproof barrier.  The organic shingle is then coated with asphalt that is embedded with ceramic granules. Organic shingles are produced with forty percent more asphalt than traditional fiberglass shingling.  Homeowners will find organic shingles are more flexible, rugged and environmentally friendlier that fiberglass however less absorbent which can cause some warping over time.

When it comes to the size of shingles you will find that no matter what shingle material you are using be it fiberglass or organic that they will measure about twelve by thirty six.  Although they are all the same size there are two different styles including a three tab shingle and an architectural shingle. Three tab shingles can be recognized by the cutout tabs that make up their long lower edge.  This style creates the look that each shingle is a separate piece although it really is only one strip.  This style is the most popular and common in shingle roofing.

Architectural shingles do not have tabs however the lower portion of the shingle is laminated with an extra layer of asphalt.  This gives a contour look to the shingle and offers dimension to the roofing.  The asphalt creates a bond that seals the shingles together with the other layers of shingles.  Architectural shingles are not good for every type of roof. Be sure to talk with your roofing contractor if you plan on going with architectural shingles to ensure that they are a good choice with the slant of your roof.

In our next installment on shingle roofing we will look into different shingle styles, colors, durability and costs.  There is so much to take into consideration when you are looking to replace your homes roof.  It is one of the most expensive repairs needed in home maintenance and upkeep.  Choose roofing material based on research and recommendations from the roofing contractor that you hire to install your new roof. 
Home Pro Roofing contractors offer a variety of roofing services including installation of shingle roofs, metal roofing and roof repairs.  You will find them at today.