Composition Shingle Roofs
The majority of people in St. Petersburg only have to replace their roof once in their lifetime. The most common roofing materials people turn to for these replacements are composition shingles.
Most modern shingle roofs use composition laminate shingles. These shingles tend to have a long lifespan, usually lasting anywhere from 30 to 40 years. For a lower cost option, many homeowners turn to ‘three-tab’ shingles. These lower quality shingles are typically only covered by warranty for 20 years. customers like the appearance of high-profile laminates with texture. These shingles are often referred to as architectural or dimensional laminates. Laminates offer a number of advantages over other roofing materials including easy installation, the ability to resist stains, and the ability to withstand high winds.
Tips to consider when choosing Shingle Roofs
A good place to start when you are thinking about replacing your roof is by checking out the roofs on other homes in your neighborhood. Ideally, you should choose a similar style of roof for your own home. The last thing you want is to get in trouble with your homeowner’s association. For high-quality roofing, composition shingles that are rated for 30 to 40 years are a solid choice. Alternatively, in areas where people fall into lower income brackets, 20-year composition shingles are often used.
For homes that are located close to the ocean, 30 to 40-year composition shingles are the best choice. They will last a lot longer in areas that are exposed to a lot of moisture and sunshine than their less expensive counterparts. Additionally, during periods of heavy wind or inclement weather, they are more likely to stay in place.
The amount of wind in the area that you live in should also be taken into consideration.
In general, hand-nailed roofs are more durable and reliable than those that are attached with nail guns.
If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, you may find it beneficial to install a lifetime roof. These roofs are usually made of metal or synthetic materials and are designed to be as resistant to damage as possible.
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