Determine your needs for asphalt roofing
Finding the best asphalt shingles is not an overwhelming task, but it does take some thought and decision making to determine what is best for your roof. You must also take into consideration whether you are repairing your roof or whether you are replacing your roof. Whenever possible, replacce your shingles with the same brand and type that are already in place. Before you start repairs, be sure to read your warranty thoroughly. Also check to see if your workmanship warranty is still active, and if it is, call that roofing company to handle the work.
If you intend to replace the entire roof, your selection of the best shingles will depend upon the expected needs for your roof. For example, it is always good to determine your wind zone, to get an idea if you are in an area in which high winds or hurricanes are more likely to occur. If that is the case, you may want shingles that have a high wind rating. If energy efficiency is important to you, then that requirement will also direct you to the options available for you. In certain parts of the country, shingles that are resistant to algae are very important. Be sure to take these special considerations into account when you choose your asphalt shingles. Remember, you are choosing your roof for the next 20 to 50 years.
Three Tab Asphalt Roof Shingles
Three tab asphalt roofing shingles are the choice for those on a budget and who need an economical shingle that can last a long time in the right conditions and with proper maintenance. These shingles meet general roofing specifications for fire resistance and come with a standard warranty of 20 to 50 years. They are offered in a variety of colors to satisfy practically any style preference.
Architectural Roofing Shingles
Architectural roofing shingles are high quality asphalt roofing products that are aesthetically beautiful because of their distinctive appearance. They are also known as laminated or dimensional roof shingles and are among the highest quality roofing products made. Depending on the manufacturer, they are available in both high wind and algae resistant specifications. These roofing shingles appear to have a three-dimensional appearance. Some are designed to simulate cedar wood shakes, and slate.
Specialty asphalt roofing shingles mimic the color and style of “old world” shingles, hence they resemble natural shake, or slate. These roofing shingles feature enhanced performance such as impact resistance and solar reflectivity. They easily cost more than a roof shingle but the payoff is the 50 year to LIFETIME warranty on the product. Most simulate the look of contemporary slate or wood shakes, however, there are some unique designs, depending upon the manufacturer.
Your Greensboro area roofing contractor
Triad Installations has been installing and repairing roofs in the Triad area for over twenty years. They provide the best quality products for your home. They are dealer for many choices in roofing products; everything from shingles to tile roofs. They enjoy a reputation as a reliable and dependable roofing company for Greensboro, High Point, and the Winston-Salem areas. Call them today to schedule a free estimate for your roofing needs. Triad will show you that finding the best asphalt shingles is just a matter of finding the right roofing company.