In a highly competitive residential roofing market saturated with numerous options, asphalt shingles are by far one of the most popular choices.
For most homeowners looking to do a re-roofing job on a budget while maintaining a fairly attractive look and weather tightness of their home, a composition shingles roof aka asphalt is perhaps the most plausible, simple, and cost-effective solution.
While not as durable and long-lasting as some of the more premium roofing materials such as metal, cedar shakes, slate, or clay tiles, asphalt shingles can provide an adequate protection and sufficient aesthetic appeal at only a fraction of the cost of other systems. By far the greatest advantage of composition shingles roofing is its relatively low upfront cost. This is the most affordable roofing option in the short term, which is why so many homeowners favor it.
In most cases, a properly installed asphalt shingles roof will provide your home with a decent level of protection with an average lifespan of 12 to 17 years, all for a modest upfront cost.
Just because asphalt shingles are cheap, does not mean they are lacking in style. Residential asphalt shingles are available in three profiles: 3-Tab (basic and least costly), Laminated (Architectural or Dimensional), and Premium. Whether you have a contemporary or traditional style home, you can choose an asphalt shingles option that will be a good match.
A 3-tab shingle is the most basic and least expensive, entry level roof shingles rated for up to 60mph – 70mph wind uplift. Most 3-tab shingles come with a limited warranty provided by the product manufacturer; 10 to 25 years limited warranty is the norm for 3-tab shingles.
If you are willing to pay a bit more, installing architectural style also known as dimensional (laminated or composition) shingles will provide a beautiful 3-dimensional look to your roof, imitating the look of natural wood or slate shingles. Most architectural shingles are rated for up to 110mph – 130mph wind uplift and will last longer than 3-tab shingle. Manufacturer ratings ranging from 20 to 50 years of limited warranty are the norm.
Premium style shingles are the premium type known for their unique appearance and high cost. Most premium shingles are rated for a wind uplift of up to 110mph and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Asphalt shingles are manufactured in almost all colors imaginable, including blue, red, yellow and green. Numerous patterns are also available, allowing you to create an attractive custom look that could greatly enhance the appearance of your home.
Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in the process of making your decision. Royal Roofscapes strives to provide the ultimate experience in customer service. We look forward to answering any questions about this product and any of the services we provide. Contact us today for your free estimate.
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Roof Soft Washing
Our highly skilled team is trained to wash and maintain a variety of roofs and materials. Clay, Slate, Concrete Tile, Metal, Synthetic and Composition, we have washed everything!
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Tile Roof Repair
Do you have an existing clay, slate or concrete tile roof?
If so, chances are you have issues with this system. Concrete roof tiles are sold as a “lifetime” roofing system. While the concrete tile itself will last for 75+ years the roofing system underneath has a propensity for failure.
We are experts in the replacement of existing roof systems. Whether it be wood shake, concrete tile or composition shingles we have the knowledge and experience to replace these systems correctly and efficiently.
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