A Shingle Roof is a set of overlapping elements called 'shingles', and the type is determined by the material these shingles are made of.

Slate Shingles Roofing Installation

Slate shingles are rectangular, flat pieces made of metamorphic rocks which are naturally derived from sedimentary rock of clay and volcanic ash. These shingles are individual elements usually formed by industrial tile machinery in order to provide them the previously mentioned shape.

As the slate roof is a protective covering, the weathering properties and color of a shingle will be determined by the minerals that compose the slate the piece is made of. Slate shingles can be usually found in over ten available colors depending on the producer and/or supplier company. The slates in which the color changes but slightly are classed as "Permanent" or "Unfading", according to the National Slate Association, something to consider when a specific color is wanted.

Slate shingles are normally low maintenance required due to their durability and are water resistant. These can also help to maintain the temperature inside your home and are an environmentally friendly option. They come in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and patterns, as well as different textures can allow getting several architectural effects, playing a crucial role in the appearance and beauty of the design the client wishes for their building or property.

Slate roofing can typically have a lifespan of 50-100 years, but depending on the thickness of the selected variety and the maintenance that is given to it, could last longer. We suggest you make sure you hire an expert and skilled contractor company for the accomplishment of your work; that is what we are for.


Asphalt Shingles Roofing Installation

Asphalt shingles are small rectangular individual elements laid in an overlapping way to provide waterproof properties to the roof that is based on them. They are composed of an inorganic material (fiberglass) or organic material (fiber cellulose) forming a piece. The cellulose fiber-based shingle has been coated with asphalt before being surfaced with ceramic-coated opaque mineral granules which, in turn, protect this shingle from ultraviolet rays and give it a characteristic color and protection against fire. Fiberglass-based shingles only have a coating of asphalt but as an obvious characteristic both of them are rough to the touch.

Considering the previous information, we must talk about the two types of asphalt shingles existing on the market, these are Architectural shingles and 3-tab shingles. Architectural shingles have a longer warranty than 3-tab shingles as they are thicker than these and have a lifespan of 30-35 years; that is why 3-tab shingles cost less than architectural shingles and can last 20-25 years.

Among the different roof covering systems found nowadays, asphalt shingles remain being the most popular one in the residential construction field of the US thanks to their low installation cost. For installing, these shingles must be attached with an adhesive asphalt-based sealant strip embedded on the top or lower surface of the shingle that adheres when the roof temperature exceeds the sealant's softening point.

We offer complete installation of this system and will give you a fair guarantee having always in mind your expectations.

Composite Shingles Roofing Installation

Composite or synthetic shingles are the cheaper, lighter and more durable alternative for authentic slate among other types of shingles found in the roof covering market. Composite shingles are made by mixing some common roofing materials such as asphalt, fiberglass and recyclable paper, also making it an environment-friendly option to be considered, and they come in most any colors and shapes.

The most sought feature in these kinds of shingles is that they look like or mimic the look of many roofing materials, which is attractive in many ways. However, in our case, we opt to install synthetic slates. A relevant advantage is that composite shingles are very durable as these do not split, warp, crack or peel and are resistant to impact and heat due to the materials they are made of. Besides, some of them have protection against ultraviolet rays and resistance to moisture and mold growth. There is currently a variety of material options among which we can find and choose a composite shingle, including rubber, plastic and polymer.

Installing this product involves the use of fasteners, stainless steel roofing nails and copper strip as this metal helps extend the life of the shingles, among other roofing materials. A composite shingle roof can last 35-40 years. We also install this type of roofing system at affordable prices, contact us.





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