Asphalt Composition Shingles
Asphalt shingles are currently the most popular type of residential roof material out there – and for good reason.
They are less expensive than other roofing options, they are fairly durable, they can be maintained or replaced through routine roofing services, and you can get them in different looks, colors, or styles to suit your home and your taste. If you are ready for a new roof and/or a new look for your home, that’s when it is time to call your roofing company, Driftwood Builders Roofing.
How long a shingled roof lasts will depend on the environment, roof slope, ventilation and other issues. Manufacturer warranties on shingles may extend from 15 to 50 years or even longer – but if you purchase, say, a 20-year shingle, you want to get 20 years out of it if possible. So you will be happy to know that our roofing products are as excellent as our roofing services. Driftwood Builders Roofing offers top-quality asphalt shingles from many of the leading makers in the industry, in a dazzling variety of styles and colors. Basic options to consider include:
The traditional 3-tab shingle is so named because it comes in a strip with notches that give the illusion of separate shingles. This style was the kind you used to see practically everywhere, and it can perform its essential tasks admirably for many years. But from a cosmetic standpoint, the unvaried, rather “flat” look of this style has lost ground in recent years to more textured styles.
You may hear the dimensional or architectural shingle referred to as a “laminated shingle” due to the distinctive nature of its construction. The lamination process that combines multiple layers of asphalt and fiberglass not only add durability and long life; the relatively heavy shingle also appears more three-dimensional on your roof. The dimensional shingle has largely replaced the 3-tab shingle in popularity.
The Designer shingle is a top-of-the-line product meant to serve as a replacement for (or alternative to) cedar shake roofing. The rows of square shingles give the effect of a Jack-o’-lantern’s teeth, hence the name. Our roofing company may recommend this product to complement certain styles of high-end or custom homes.
Do You Need Roof Replacement?
The first thing our roofing company will do is inspect your roof to make sure that a shingle roof replacement is required. We will not ask you to replace your roof if less costly repairs will fix the problem – but we do want to make sure that any repairs that are made are long-term solutions and not just quick fixes. We will look for signs that your roof needs to be replaced before we will recommend a shingle roof replacement; signs such as: shingle curling, algae growth, damaged ashing, missing shingles or granules, shingle buckling, or rotting.
The Roof Replacement Process
Once we have decided that a shingle roof replacement is your best course of action, we will undergo a comprehensive process to replace your old roof:
- First of all, we will tear off the old roof and the old felt paper.
- We will inspect the entire roof deck to make sure all decking is in good functional condition.
- We will also install new lead boots over your plumbing stacks, new vents over your exhaust openings, new edge ashing, and new ice and water shield throughout the roof’s valley areas.
- We will install wind-resistant starter-strip shingles before carefully adding fungus-resistant asphalt/ fiberglass shingles.
- After we have performed the roof replacement, we will run magnets through your yard and landscaping to ensure we have picked up as many loose nails and staples as possible.
- Keep exploring these web pages to learn more about our roof replacement processes, products, and services. Feel free to contact our roofing company at any time to ask questions or schedule a preliminary inspection!
We have built our reputation at Driftwood Builders Roofing just as solidly as we build our roofs – by providing customers with the best service and the highest quality workmanship in Austin. We understand that your roof is one of the most important features of your home, and that the last thing you want to deal with is unnecessary maintenance or repairs. That’s why our roofing company provides the best shingle roof replacement service you will find anywhere. A properly installed roof using the highest quality products should last at least 18 to 20 years, and we aim to achieve that.