Converse, TX Asphalt Shingle Roofing Installation

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Roofing shingles are flat or curved tiles that interlock or overlap and transport water off a pitched roof. These rectangular, flat roof components are shaped from the bottom edge of the roof to the top edge and laid out in courses. Materials used to make shingles range in price, weight, durability, color, and style.

Slate, wood, flagstone, plastic, metal, and composite materials like fiber cement and asphalt are just a few of the materials used to make shingles. Asphalt shingles, also known as composite shingles, are the most common type of roofing shingles used in Converse, TX. 

Types of Asphalt Shingles

There are three major types of asphalt shingles – strip shinglesdimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. Rhino Roofers can help you determine the most appropriate option for your Converse TX shingles.

Strip Shingles

Also known as 3-tab shingles due to the shape of the shingle or just strips, strip shingles are the earliest type. They have a flat appearance and often give off a slate look because they are created from a single sheet of asphalt. Home builders that produce affordable homes or homeowners replacing roofing shingles on homes that already have strips are the most likely users of strip shingles.

Dimensional Shingles

These are the most common. They mimic the aesthetics of wood shake and natural slate roofing. These shingles are constructed from two or more fused layers of asphalt to create a thicker, more textured, three-dimensional appearance. 

Luxury Shingles

These are the best-laminated shingles on the market. Luxury shingles provide a distinctive design and superior functionality to dimensional shingles. Luxury shingles also have excellent weather resistance and are beautiful to look at and exhibit the best quality, hue, and dimensionality.

Pros and Cons of Shingle Roofing

Pros
  • They are relatively easy to install, and individual shingles can be replaced
  • They are effective and affordable
  • You need not worry about rust
  • They offer a traditional look
Cons
  • They require periodic maintenance
  • High winds can damage roofing shingles
  • They have a low insulation value

Replacing Shingled Roofs

The lifespan and present state of the roof are two main factors that determine whether a roof should be replaced. The average lifespan of shingled roofing is 15-20 years. But with proper maintenance, they can last 30-50 years. However, when living in Converse, a city with extreme temperatures in the summer, prolonged exposure to harsh heat can cause severe damage to the shingles. Thus, shingle replacement becomes necessary when:

  • The roof sags
  • It has outlived its lifespan
  • Shingles start to curl or buckle due to the moisture of roof decking
Shingle Installation You Can Count On

You are only a call away from crowning your house with the world’s best roofing technology. Rhino Roofers will help you thoroughly inspect your roofing, provide expert advice on what decisions to take, and ultimately provide you with an optimum roofing solution. We promise to put in place a roofing that meets your needs and gives your house a distinctive look in the whole of Converse, TX.