Shingle Roofing in Houston
Shingle roofs are the most common type of residential roofs. The most common type of shingles on the market today are asphalt composite. Dependable Construction, a roofing contractor serving the Greater Houston area, are experts in the repair, replacement, and maintenance of asphalt shingle roofs.
The asphalt shingle roof have been a staple of homes for decades. They are popular due to their inexpensiveness, customization (available in various colors), and ease of installation. Keep your’s functioning with the help of shingle roofing contractors in Houston.
Types of Shingles
Contemporary asphalt shingles are either organic, fiberglass, and architectural. Organic asphalt shingles are composites of paper and asphalt coating. They are optimal for water resistance. Fiberglass asphalt shingles offer better fire protection than organic and they’re coated with a protective resin for added moisture resistance. Architectural shingles are comprised of two layers bonded by sealant for strength and longevity. These types of shingles growing in popularity due to its visual appeal.
Shingle Life Expectancy
Shingle roofs typically last 20 to 25 years. To get the most out of your asphalt shingle roof, your roof must have gone through a proper installation process. In addition, your vent needs the right amount of ventilation to prevent the trapping of moisture. The starter shingles must be correctly installed. The nails that hold the shingles in place have to be in the correct position for maximum effectiveness. The roof valleys must be in properly installed to drain moisture and debris. Finally, the shingles themselves must be of high quality.
Dependable Construction uses Certainteed® and Tamco® shingles.
While the benefits of a shingle roof far outweigh the drawbacks, it is important that you are at least aware of what could happen with a shingle roof. Shingle roofs are a little bit more susceptible to the elements. As such, it is very important that you routinely inspect your roof, especially after a storm. Look for shingles with curls or cracks. You should also check to see if your shingles have granule loss. Make a note as to whether or not shingles have found their way into your gutters.
Make sure you call Dependable Construction for your shingle roofing needs in Houston
If you begin to notice issues with your asphalt shingle roof, do not hesitate: contact the roofing professionals at Dependable Construction. Houston area homeowners like yourself have been calling us for nearly a decade. Whether you need a repair or a replacement, Dependable Construction is available to help. Contact us today for free roof inspections, free estimates, and insurance claims.