Spruce Up Your Home with Shingles
Your roof is a major part of your home’s overall appearance, it makes sense to take care of it.
By replacing three-tab or worn architectural shingles, your home can look like new once again. Re-shingling can also increase the value of your house for resale, or make it stand out from other houses on the block.
Ready Roofing has a wonderful range of asphalt shingle products. All shingles include warranties that range from 20 years to lifetime or around 50 years. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Association estimates that over 80% of all homes in America have asphalt shingles. Since a roof covers 40% of the average home’s exterior, appearance, resilience and durability are key factors to consider, and asphalt balances those factors nicely. Asphalt with fiberglass also increases fire and wind resistance with insulating benefits. These shingles are economical, weigh less, are simple to install and maintain.
If you’ve decided it’s time for a new roof, or mother nature has decided for you, we’re here to help make the process as easy as possible. Whether your shingles were just old, you wanted to upgrade the curb appeal of your home, or hail or wind damaged your current roof, you need a roofing contractor you can trust.
Replacing your roof is a great long term decision. It adds value to your home, improves curb appeal, and will save you money in the long run as opposed to making the frequent repairs needed on aging or damaged roofs.
Now, you just have to decide what shingle will best compliment your home, your needs, and your budget.
Roofing Shingles, Types, Colors, Options
Shingles are the most widely used type of roof covering for homes in North America. Roof shingles are almost always visible when looking at your home so you want your roofs shingles to be aesthetically pleasing. When choosing the right shingle for your home one must take the time to find the best possible fit of shingle for their homes roof.
At Ready Roofing we offer a wide selection many different high quality textures, colors and patterns of Roofing Shingles, thus making it easy for the costumer to make the best choice for their home. Dimensional Shingles are also known as Architectural Shingles are very common now, they are the most widely used shingles installed on homes in North America.
The type of shingle must be picked before construction is started since the material directly affects a the roofs pitch and the home of buildings construction method, Most shingle installations benefit from being placed above a underlying material like asphalt felt paper to prevent leaks from wind, rain, ice and snow. Some roof shingles are fire-resistant making them more popular. Because of the higher fire hazard organic asphalt shingles, and wood shingles, have become less common than the non-organic fiberglass-based asphalt shingles. Shingles can be completely water resistant without any kind of an underlayment material.
A roof is a long-term investment. Be sure to get expert advice up front
• Minimal Maintenance
• Variety of Textures
• Various Color Options
• Increase Home Value
• Highly Durable Materials
What’s the Difference Between an Architectural and a Regular Shingle Roof?
Architectural shingles are a premium grade of asphalt shingle roofing. The shingles are thicker and have a distinctive, textured appearance. They are sometimes called dimensional or laminate shingles, and were introduced in the 1970s in an effort by manufacturers to create a higher-end product.
Regular roof shingles are called “3-tab” in the trade, for the 3 tab/flaps with quarter-inch grooves between them in each panel. They run in flat, even rows as opposed to the textured and layered look of architectural shingles.
Regular shingles have an average 15 to 20-year life. An architectural shingle roof has a 24 to 30-year life, with some super-premium grades rated for up to a 40-year lifespan.
Architectural shingles come in wider variety of colors, subtly variegated color patterns, have greater resistance to uplift in a windstorm, and have a heavier granule covering. All of this comes at a premium price, of course. Typically, an architectural shingle roof will cost about 25% more. But you are rewarded for the extra investment with a 50% longer lifespan and a better looking roof.
Architectural shingles start with a heavier mat base, typically fiberglass that has been coated with asphalt. Multiple layers are then overlapped and laminated together to create the distinctive texture. The finished product weighs about 100-lbs. more per “square” (a roofer’s term for 100 square feet of roof area) than regular shingles. Builders also like them because minor imperfections in the roof deck are concealed by the texture.
If you currently have a regular shingle roof, most realtors we know recommend upgrading to architectural shingles when it’s time for a roof replacement, because of the all-important curb-appeal boost it gives an older home.
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