Asphalt shingles are extremely popular due to their ease of installation, durability, and low cost. They are also available in a variety of colors, making them versatile and able to fit within any type of aesthetic the homeowner is looking for. At All American Home Improvement Inc, we have made asphalt shingles installation one of our specialties, allowing us to easily meet our client’s needs. If you would like a free estimate on asphalt shingle installation in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY, call us at (516) 986-3979.
Types Of Asphalt Shingle Installation
Because it is our specialty, we offer a variety of different asphalt shingles. This allows our clients to pick the type and look of shingles which best meet their needs and style. Here is a rundown of the types of asphalt shingle installations that we offer.
Strip shingles, or 3 tab shingles, are a lightweight option for housing, making them perfect for smaller homes. They are easy to install, making the cost of labor lower. Due to their high demand, they also are less expensive than other types of roofing, such as cedar shake.
They are extremely durable to impact and hail damage and can sustain wind speeds up to 60 mph. It is important to note though that they are vulnerable to curling from high winds due to inclement weather that reaches wind speeds over 60mph. Due to this reason, they are not recommended for areas that experience consistent high winds.
Architectural shingles can give any home a beautiful look. They are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, making them extremely versatile and able to meet any kind of aesthetic.
They ensure the protection of the home, by being able to sustain wind speeds up to 110mph, and are not as prone to curling as 3-tab shingles are. They are also resistant to impact damage from hail and debris.
The downside to architectural shingles is their higher cost and weakness to extreme changes in temperature. If you are looking to stay on a limited budget, architectural shingles may not be for you.
Luxury shingles are a homeowner’s dream. They are heavy in weight making them extremely durable and able to withstand weathering better than either 3-tab or architectural shingles. They look fantastic on any home and have the potential to be died to mimic the look of a wood roof. They are available in a variety of colors and depending on the one you choose, you can make your home stand out on the block.
Luxury shingles, like other shingles, has some attributes that you need to pay attention to before committing to them. Because of their heavy weight, they are not recommended for smaller homes, as they can add a great pressure to the walls of your home, decreasing its integrity. They are also the most expensive type of shingle. Though they can increase the overall value of your home, they are not recommended for people who are trying to stay on a budget.
Other Things To Consider
At All American Home Improvement Inc, your values matter to us as well. We want to match you up with a roofing style that fits all of your needs, not just the immediate ones of your home. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, then asphalt shingles may not be right for you. Because of the material used to make asphalt shingles, they do not recycle well. This can leave a lot of discarded material when replacing your roof. This material oftentimes ends up in landfills, which harm the natural environment. If you are looking to make a greener home, then it may be worth considering a “greener” option such as cedar shake roofing.
Asphalt shingles are also a bit selective when it comes to the right time to be installed. Extremely cold temperatures can cause them to become brittle, increasing the risk of cracking during installation. It is important to consider the time of year you are looking to have your shingles installed. If you decide to go with asphalt shingles, it is highly recommended to get them installed in the spring or fall, when the temperature is at a nice medium. This avoids the problem of it being too cold or too hot for the shingles to be installed.
Asphalt Shingle Repair
Because of the high demand and versatility of asphalt shingles, they are easy to not only maintain but also replace in case of damage. Asphalt shingles are easily stackable, meaning that if you are not ready for a whole roof replacement, we can stack a new layer of shingles on the old ones, to help add a bit of extra protection.
If you are interested in learning more about our asphalt shingles or you are looking for a free estimate, call your team of expert roofers at All American Home Improvement Inc by dialing (516) 986-3979 in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY. We will work with you to find the best type of shingles for your home.