As the most common type of roof shingle out there today, the 3 tab shingle usually lasts 15 to 20 years. They are incredibly simple to install and require almost no maintenance at all. However, hall and wind damage can be especially bad for these shingles.
Homeowners who are looking to combine an upscale aesthetic with durable resistance to storms will usually choose architectural shingles. The roof gains a 3 dimensional look when architectural shingles are installed properly.
These shingles are an older typecast; however, they were originally manufactured as a wind resistant shingle and an alternative to 3 tabs. They are made from asphalt and metal granules for a tough, durable finish. They get their name from being shaped like a “T.” If these shingles are damaged on your roof, you may benefit from a full replacement.
Shingles that are exclusively manufactured only for certain types of housing are known as designer shingles. All major manufacturers have a designer line, many of them made from composite materials for a unique look and a wide range of durability factors. These shingles are much heavier than normal shingles because of their asphalt reinforcement.
Shake shingles work especially well with sprawling suburban landscaped housing or other large, upscale properties. They are resistant to sun damage as well as rain and wind damage. These types of shingles are meant to work in dry climates and should be accentuated with a fire retardant. Because they are so heavy, if they crack, they should be inspected by a professional to prevent possible injury if they fall off the roof.
Tiles are rising swiftly in popularity because of their aesthetic durability and fire resistant efficiency. Tiles come from clay or concrete and provide homeowners with many styles to choose from. Although there is a learning curve to install tile, once they are in, they do not require a great deal of maintenance.
STA Roofing can help you assess the shingle damage that you have suffered and recommend the appropriate action based on the severity of the situation. Give STA Roofing a call or an email the second that you find shingle damage on your roof.