Is your shingle roof in need of repair or replacement? Over time, aging roofs start to show signs of wear and tear and It may be time to repair or replace your roof. Let’s have a look at what goes into a shingle roof and whether or not you should consider replacing your roof with something altogether new. Here’s how to best decide on the right roofing solution for you.
Today’s shingle roofs are constructed out of asphalt fiberglass as it is known for its tear-resistance and durability. Shingles are a popular choice for sloped roofs and they are available in many different options. They generally last for between 15-30 years and are typically known as one of the tougher materials on the market. Shingles overlap each other which helps to keep out debris and water. This being said, although they are easy to install, they don’t tolerate severe weather conditions and often require maintenance after a hurricane or storm.
Shingle Roof Repair
Asphalt or composite shingles are the most common in Florida and throughout the U.S. Shingles can either be damaged on the roof or fall off completely. Damaged shingles on your roof may have cracks or chips in them. These cracks can compromise their waterproof ability. When it comes to repairing your shingle roof, you will need to remove the damaged shingles. This is a specialized process and it’s recommended that you call upon the services of a reputable roofing company.
When shingles have fallen off the roof completely, they will need to be replaced with new shingles. Repairing a shingle roof can be more cost-effective as opposed to replacing it altogether as fewer materials and labor are required. The downside is that as shingles age, more of them may begin to break and you may well require several repair jobs. This can cause repair costs to rack up and your roof may begin to look patchy. If you’ve noticed any damaged shingles on your roof, it’s best to contact an expert roofer who will be able to assess the extent of the damage and repair your roof thoroughly.
Upgrading To A New Roof
Upgrading your roof completely may well save you in the long run and will give you a brand new roof. It may also be time to consider a new type of roof. Not only are tile roofs becoming increasingly popular, but they are the most sustainable roof type in Florida and they are extremely weather resistant when it comes to the more stormier season.
Roofing tiles are made up of either concrete or clay and come in a various array of styles and colors. The benefit of tiles is that new technology allows for tiles to match various styles and eras such as contemporary, Mediterranean, or even a more colonial style. Tile roofs have a striking appeal and can make your house stand out. A benefit is that their color doesn’t fade over time like other roof types.
Tile roofs are also incredibly durable and resistant to weather. They easily outlast their shingle counterparts and it’s not uncommon for a tile roof to last longer than 30 years. This is partly because they are sealed to the roof with a substance known as polyfoam. A tile roof can even help to bring down your home insurance. This is due to their durability as well as their fire-resistant nature. They are also environmentally friendly as they are made up of naturally occurring materials. They also help to cool down your house in summer due to their natural ventilation that the tile roofing system creates.
Upgrade To The Experts
The tile installation process is more complex than that of a shingle roof. It’s for this reason that we recommend that you use a professional roofing company to install your new tile roof. At ABC Roofing Corp. we have a team of roofing experts who can are more than experienced to repair your shingled roof or replace it completely with a new tiled roof.