Composition shingles (also called asphalt shingles) are the leading choice for Americans because of their durability, versatility and quality. Many of the most beautiful homes in the US are constructed of composition shingles and they cover 4 out of 5 homes.
Composition Shingles have a life expectancy of 20-30 years depending on the rating of the shingle.
There are many different types of composition shingles and varying grades and ratings such as the Class A, B or C fire ratings. The higher rating of composition shingle you get, the longer you’re roof will last. Class A composition shingle ratings can earn you insurance discounts.
There are many benefits of composition shingles which are readily available and easy to maintain.
What Composes composition Shingles?
Composition (also called ASPHALT) are either organic-based or fiberglass-based. We exclusively use fiberglass composition shingles for our customer’s roofs because fiberglass shingles are more flexible and durable than organic. Fiberglass composition shingles are made of tiny glass fibers of varying lengths and then covered with a layer of asphalt and then weather-resistant mineral granules.
What are the different types of composition shingles?
Strip Shingles – Are made to be three times as long as they are wide. These are distinguished by the number of tabs they have. The most common type of strip shingle is the “three-tab” shingle. Different textural and lighting/shadowing effects can be achieved with strip shingles depending on the number, shape and alignment of the cutouts.
Laminated Shingles – These special shingles contain more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. They are also referred to as three-dimensional or architectural shingles because they create visual depth on a roof and impart a custom look. Laminated shingles are a favorite among builders, roofing contractors and homebuyers.
Interlocking Shingles – as the name suggests, interlocking asphalt shingles are individual shingles that mechanically fasten to each other, and are used to provide greater wind resistance. They come in various shapes and sizes providing a wide range of design possibilities.
Large Format Shingles -generally rectangular or hexagonal in shape, these shingles do not utilize cutouts or tabs.
We have been installing quality flat roofs for years. A recognized leader in the roofing industry, we specialize in solutions for commercial and residential flat roofing installation and repair of all sizes.
We provide a complete list of products and services ranging from initial consultation to final project clean-up. With dependable, experienced installers trained in a variety of flat roof products, installations and repairs.
We have the experience and knowledge to handle any project, regardless of size or complexity. Our training will provide you with the confidence that your project is handled professionally, correctly, on time and within budget.
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Choosing the right contractor to replace your roof can be an arduous one. Our web site is dedicated to education and helping you understand the importance of hiring a well-established, fully licensed and insured contractor (with an excellent track record).
If your house is typical, its roof is covered with asphalt shingles, which may need to be replaced every 15 or 20 years. Temperature extremes and sunlight can crack, curl, and split the shingles. Rain and wind will wear and tear them. We are experts in the replacement of most all roof systems.
You can select from many materials, from wood shakes to clay tile to slate. But by far the most practical choice, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all re-roofing in the U.S., is asphalt shingles.
We make sure that our customers are always well-informed and up-to-date about our work. Each and every job has a clear schedule and if a problem occurs, the customer is notified about the details of the problem, the solution, and the steps we’ll take to get back on track. And there are never any surprises in the bill either. From the initial free roof inspection, everything is clearly laid out in writing to explain billing and payment. It can be stressful enough making sure you always have a roof over your head; you shouldn’t have to worry about what’s going on up there too. If it’s time for roof repairs, a new roof, or just an upgrade to an existing one, you need to find a partner who has the experience and dedication to take care of your most important asset. Call Eldon Koehn Roofing today.