Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Asphalt shingles are a popular roof material because they are durable and competitively priced. This type of roofing material is beneficial to homeowners in that it can be installed quickly. Peak Roofing Systems can remove your leaky roof and install a quality asphalt roof in only a few days.
There are three major types of shingles: asphalt, composite, and architectural. These types are divided further into four specialized categories:
- Large individual shingles
- Laminated shingles
- Interlocking shingles
- Thicker composite asphalt shingles (known as Class 4 shingles), which qualify for insurance discounts (click to download PDF form)
Choosing the right shingle type for your home depends on a few key factors: your desire for customization, durability, and aesthetics, as well as your geographic location. Where you live affects your roof’s level of exposure to intense weather conditions of all types.
You should discuss shingle types and categories with a Peak Roofing Systems specialist in order to come up with the best option for your home in Frisco, McKinney, or the surrounding Texas communities.
Asphalt shingles are perhaps the most commonly used shingle type in roofing today. The contractors at Peak Roofing Systems use only the highest quality shingles, taking into account the physical aspects of the shingle – the matting, asphalt, and granules – as well as the fire rating when making their selections.
Fiberglass shingles are able to be fully customized and come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. Many fiberglass shingles come with extensive warranties of 20 years or longer.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Installation
Asphalt shingles have become one of the most popular roofing materials because of their wide variety of options and the relative ease of installation. Numerous trusted companies and manufacturers produce asphalt shingles, including GAF and Owens Corning. Such trusted companies focus on quality over quantity, ensuring their roofing material will stand the test of time and the most extreme weather conditions. We at Peak Roofing Systems have the same vision and goals for our roofing services.
Our experienced team completes asphalt shingle roofing installation with ease. With countless years of experience in the roofing industry, we work directly with homeowners to select the perfect shingle material, color, texture, and roofing warranty. Our roofing technicians will work with your budget and your home to produce guaranteed results.
Composite shingles are so named because they are a composite of various roofing materials. This combination creates a high quality and extremely durable shingle. Composite shingles feature many benefits. For example, this type of shingle:
- Can last 30-50 years, some for a lifetime!
- Is extremely durable
- Can replicate cedar shake color
- Does not crack, blister, warp, peel, or split
- Is made partially from recyclable materials
- May be treated with additives that make it resistant to algae growth, moss growth, and UV degradation
- Comes in an assortment of styles and colors that only fade a single shade over a lifetime
Architectural shingles are unique in that they offer not only a variety of colors, but come in various patterns as well. These patterns create a dimensional look that can mimic wood, slate, and other rich textures. Architectural shingles also come in various weights, with different warranties that extend anywhere from 30-50 years.
Asphalt Roof Replacement Cost
When it comes to replacing your asphalt roof, there are a few different factors that contribute to the overall cost for replacement.
First, your asphalt roof’s size is the largest factor in determining cost. Another big factor is the actual pitch of the roof – your roof’s pitch is its slope, in relation to the ground. For instance, if your roof is higher or more difficult to access than others, you can expect the cost of your replacement to increase. Finally, the roofing materials being used are a huge factor in how much your new roof will cost.
If you’re considering a new asphalt roof, it’s time to call Peak Roofing Systems today!
Best Asphalt Roof Shingles
Asphalt shingles are an excellent choice for your roofing system – they’re versatile, affordable, and relatively easy to install.
There are two main types of asphalt shingles that most homeowners opt for: fiberglass shingles, and organic shingles. These are, by far, the most popular choice when it comes to asphalt roof shingles.
Fiberglass shingles consist of fiberglass mats; these mats are remarkably cheap and easy to manufacture, while maintaining the same level of durability and sturdiness as other types of shingles. Organic shingles are composed of wood, paper, and other recycled materials – these, too, are solid in structure and very durable.
If you have further questions about choosing the best asphalt roof shingles for your home, call Peak Roofing Systems for a personalized roofing assessment!
What are the most common asphalt shingle product and test standards?
Asphalt shingles are typically thought to be one of the most popular roofing choices for homeowners. There are a few reasons for this: the fact that they’re cost-effective and readily available renders them an attractive roofing option for many people.
Some of the most common asphalt shingle products are fiberglass shingles, and organic shingles.
So, what requirements do these types of shingles have to meet before they’re able to be sold? Typically, all shingles are tested in accordance by the strict measures put forth by the American Section of the International Association for Testing Materials.
For further questions about common asphalt shingle products, contact Peak Roofing Systems today!
What are some of the benefits of asphalt shingles?
Some common benefits of asphalt shingles include the following:
Affordability. Considering that roof replacements can be costly as is, asphalt shingles are often an attractive option for homeowners. These types of shingles are just as sturdy as any other type of roofing system, though they’re generally way more cost-effective.
Versatility. Asphalt shingles are a great roofing option because they’re so versatile – they can be adapted to a variety of shapes and forms.
Ease of Installation. Asphalt shingles are very easy to install, if the person installing them has the right level of training and ability.
Are you considering using asphalt shingles? Don’t hesitate to give Peak Roofing Systems a call; we’re always happy to offer our roofing knowledge!