Are Shingle Roofs for you?

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Sealed Tight Roofing is ready to protect your home with a quality shingle roof. Shingle roofs are versatile in textural design style and colors. They are also durable because of their asphalt construction. Another benefit of installing a shingle roof is that it is very affordable compared to other roofing systems.

Shingle roofs is the most popular roofing system that is being used and installed across many homes in Florida and in the United States as a whole. There are two types of shingle roofing systems: Three-Tab Shingles and Dimensional (Architectural Shingles). Shingles require very minimal maintenance and come in a variety of styles and colors. Shingles is a roofing material that is easily accessible and are easy to install. Our professional roofing contractors recommend shingle roofing because it is one of the most affordable roofing options available.

Shingle manufacturers have engineered asphalt shingles to be energy efficient by reflecting the heat and UV rays of the sun to keep homes cooler, reducing air conditioning expenses. Shingles are naturally fire resistant.

Lifespan of a Shingle Roof

The lifespan of a shingle roof may vary depending on the manufacturer, type, and maintenance that is done on your roof. Usually, asphalt shingle roofs only last between 15 to 20 years. Sealed Tight Roofing uses GAF Shingles on shingle roof projects. GAF is one of the largest roofing material manufacturers in the United States

Dimensional Shingles or Architectural Shingles are more aesthetically pleasing roofing system than the regular Three-Tab Shingle. Dimensional shingle roofs can withstand winds of up to 130 MPH which can protect your roof from the strong winds of hurricanes, especially in South Florida. Dimensional Shingle roofs are priced slightly more than three-tab shingles because they are more durable and have a more layered appearance. Dimensional Shingles can be offeredEnergy Star Rated, which saves money on your homes cooling costs!

Three-tab asphalt shingle roofs are more inexpensive than the dimensional shingle roof option. Three-tab shingles can last for numerous decades if they are under the right weather conditions. Three-tab shingles are more prone to blow-off, which is something South Florida residents should consider given our vulnerability to a hurricane’s gusty winds. This is a fantastic option for an economical roof installation. Three-tab Shingles can be offered Energy Star Rated, which saves money on your homes cooling costs!

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