Professional Asphalt Shingle Roofing Installation in Selma

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Is it about time to repair or replace the roof on your Selma home but not sure which roofing material to choose? Asphalt shingle roofs are the most commonly installed roofing in Central Texas. Let’s discuss the benefits of installing this type of roofing on your home.

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There are four main components used to manufacture asphalt shingles. All of these materials work together to create an affordable choice for keeping your home safe:

  • Fiberglass – Shingles are reinforced by adding a thin mat made of fiberglass
  • Asphalt – Resistance to fire and harsh weather improved by adding a fine powder-like mineral
  • Granules – May add reflective hard rock granules which are crushed and then screened to improve reflection of sun and heat
  • Sealant – An asphalt sealant that’s thermally activated is applied to keep the shingles bound together onto the roof

Types of Shingle Roofing

These are the three types of asphalt shingles we currently offer:

  • Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles – Every single shingle is cut so that it looks as if it’s three individual pieces. This type is an energy-efficient option.
  • Architectural Asphalt Shingles – Adds dimension and color to your roof. Lifespan is double that of 3-tab versions. Reflective versions help lower cooling costs.
  • Premium Asphalt Shingles – A more high-end choice for the homeowner on a budget. Choices include cedar and slate roofing styles.

Pros and Cons of Shingled Roofing

Below are some of the benefits of installing an asphalt shingle roof:

  • Cost – High-quality, low-cost material for Selma roofing when working on a tight budget
  • Variety – Choose from a variety of styles and colors, including some that resemble luxury-style roofing materials
  • Simple Repairs – Just like choosing mixed paint, replaced shingles can be created to match any color

Below are some of the cons of choosing roofing shingles made out of asphalt:

  • Vulnerable – When high winds hit Selma, these shingles can get cracked by hail or heavy debris or become warped during extreme weather conditions or temperatures
  • Shorter Lifespan – Life expectancy is not as long as some other materials due to its lightweight

Replacing Your Shingles

Asphalt roofing has a life expectancy of 20-50 years, depending on the type of material you choose. The life expectancy improves when professionally installed and maintenance is provided regularly. Simple repairs and replacements can be made if there are minor roofing issues.

However, when a roof has many missing or damaged shingles, has many leaks or suffers from other types of major damage, you must address the problems immediately. Installing a new roof is also a better option than making multiple repairs over time if the roof is close to the end of its life or warranty expiration.

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Interested in learning more about the new roof installation process? Check out our video detailing the process of installing a new roof to help you get a better understanding.

If you still have questions or concerns about whether it’s time for you to remove your old roof and install a new one, our experts are here to assist you. Contact us online to schedule your free roof inspection today.