Shingles are a popular and traditional roofing material. Whether you have a shingled roof that needs repairs or you are planning to have a new shingled roof installed, Perdomo Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC can meet all of your needs. Shingles today come in a wide range of colors and materials that can significantly change how your home looks. We offer a range of shingles to ensure that repairs can be matched perfectly to your existing roof, or for new installations, to give you the specific look that you want.
There are a few things to consider when selecting shingles for a roof. You will need to keep in mind the following:
Roof Slope – The slope of your roof will have a major impact on the type of roofing material that you use. Steep pitches can reduce the number of choices that you have. This is why it is imperative that you work with a professional roofer when deciding which roofing materials are best for your home. We offer many years of experience in the roofing industry and can assist you in your decision about the right roof styles and materials.
Building Codes – Understand that in some neighborhoods, there may be building codes that hinder the type of roof that you have. Some communities even restrict how many layers of shingles you can have before you are required to tear-off old shingles and replace your roof completely. We can assist you in better understanding any building codes that may affect your residence.
Types of Shingles
There are different types of shingles from which you can choose. When you are ready to select your new roofing material, we will be available to assist you every step of the way. That being said, it is important that you better understand the types of shingles that are available.
Asphalt – Asphalt shingles are relatively popular and are basically the traditional three tab type shingles that you may see on other homes. They are relatively low in cost and are available today in many different colors. Warranties for asphalt shingles can vary depending on the manufacturer and typically run anywhere from 20 years to 40 years.
Wood – Wood shingles are a bit more costly than asphalt but they allow you to completely customize your roof. They are smooth and are typically made from cedar. Yellow pine is also available and is a popular choice. On most homes and when they are well cared for, wood shingles can last up to 50 years.
Architectural – Architectural shingles use the same type of material as asphalt shingles but more closely resemble wooden stakes. They are a bit more expensive than asphalt but are a bit easier to install as well. Premium laminate shingles offer a number of different textures and colors and often come with warranties for up to 50 years.
Your roof should be considered a long term investment and as such, you want to know that you can trust your installer. We offer experience as well as many choices for your shingled roof. We are happy to speak with you about your options and to assist you in choosing the type of shingles and the colors that are best for your home.
Whether you need simple repairs or you have elected to have your roof replaced, shingles can be a very cost effective option. We can discuss your options more with you when we come to inspect your roof. We will speak with you about the feasibility of using shingles and answer any questions that you may have about the cost, installation time, and other aspects of your shingled roof.