Important Things to Know About Replacing Roof Shingles
If you have a shingle roof and it started to leak or you find yourself in need of new shingles, it is a wise idea to contact a roofing contractor as early as possible. This material should only be installed by a licensed and qualified roofing contractor and even though there are many other options to choose from you should understand more about the installation process when replacing roof shingles as well as their drawbacks:
You should always install a shingle roofs with a professional roofing contractor: hiring a professional roofing contractor is an investment for your future. Having a contractor install your shingles can prevent problems down the road and make sure you get the longest lifespan from your shingle installations.
Know the lifespan of your roof: no shingle roof is designed to last much past 15 years. If your roof is over 12 years old it could be a wise idea to have a professional roofing contractor take a look at your roofing systems and check on the condition to see if replacement could be needed.
Understanding architectural versus traditional: when the time comes for you to replace your shingles you will have the option to choose between traditional three tab and architectural shingles. Architectural shingles are also referred to as dimensional shingles and they are an excellent way that you can upgrade your home as well as enjoy a longer lifespan from shingles. There often a much thicker format and they come highly recommended in the Florida area where there can be difficult conditions from tropical storms. Traditional three tab shingles often be the least expensive choice but they are often considered quite outdated due to their weaker materials.
Consider manufacturer warranties and contractor warranties as well when you are weighing options for your shingles. By making sure you end up with a contractor that can deliver a great comprehensive warranty and a manufacturer that has an excellent warranty on their products, you can get the most out of your investment.
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