Asphalt Shingle Roofing Contractor in Phoenix, AZ
Extremely popular in Phoenix, shingle roofs are the most common type of roof in the Valley. When built and installed by professionals, shingle roofs can be beautiful and durable.
Shingle roofs are a lot like tiles, which are spread over your roof in an overlapping manner. While many people are tempted to lay out the shingles on their roof themselves, it’s a job best left to the professionals. The elegance of shingle roofs sometimes comes across as uncomplicated, which might spur a DIY passion in some enthusiastic homeowners. However, the process is more complicated, involving numerous factors, such as choosing shingle roofing material, properly installed underlay, deciding optimal tile size and how they should be placed.
These overlapping shingle roofing units come in various forms, each with their own advantages. We’ve listed the different options below.
Phoenix Roofing – Asphalt Shingle Roofs (Organic and Fiberglass)
Asphalt roofing shingles come in two forms: organic and fiberglass. Both are relatively affordable, require simple installation and are durable.
Organic roofing shingle is made from combining paper with asphalt, including adhesive asphalt, and clay particles are added to the top layer of the shingle. All organic shingles are waterproof, and there are also those that are algae and moss-proof, which utilize copper coating.
Fiberglass roofing shingles are made by combining urea-formaldehyde resin with wet fiberglass. Like organic shingles, the asphalt coating makes fiberglass shingles waterproof as well. Moreover, fiberglass shingle roofs are highly resistant to fire.
Polymer Shingle Roofing In Phoenix, AZ
Polymer roofing shingles are built from special chemicals, offering a range of benefits such as durability and weather-resistance. These are a great option for Phoenix’s temperature and sunny days. Polymer roofing shingles are inherently capable of warding off negative environmental factors. A polymer roof can protect your house from heat, fire and rain.
In addition to this robust security, polymer shingles are also an affordable roofing option. They are cheaper than shingles made from natural materials. Needless to say, polymer’s durability will pay for its cost many times over, over its long life.
If you are attracted by the looks of natural shingle roofing, but your budget doesn’t allow it, polymer shingle roofing can be made to imitate the look & feel of the classy natural shingle roofing.
You can count on our expert installation to make the most of the durability and aesthetic potential of polymer shingle roofing.
Which Shingle Roof Type is Right for Your Phoenix Home?
They all sound decent, so which one should you get for your house? There’s really no one right answer. Yes, we offer only the best kinds of shingle roofing as part of our residential roofing services. But your preferences, budget, house type, and many other factors determine which shingle roofing type is best for you. Over our three decade-long experience, we have helped homeowners in Phoenix choose the best, most suitable shingle roofing to beautify and protect their house. We can do the same for you. Whichever type of shingles you select for your roof, we help you make the most of their benefits. You can also pursue a lot of different styles and looks with shingle roofing.
Contact Us Today For Shingle Roof Repair in Phoenix
Jim Brown and Sons Roofing is a trusted name in roofing. Numerous homeowners in Phoenix turn to our roofing services because they know we don’t rest on our laurels. If you need to discuss your shingle roofing requirements, Contact us and you will have our undivided attention.
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PHOENIX SHINGLE ROOFING FAQs
How often should you shingle your roof?
This depends on the environment. In the Phoenix sunshine, a shingle roof usually lasts 15 years. That is just an average. Some will need to be replaced at 10 years and others will last over 20. Debris, sun light, ventilation and other factors, such as bird nesting, play a vital role with how long your roof will last.
What is the best roofing shingle on the market?
In our honest opinion, they are all the same. The difference is in the policies from the different manufacturers and how well they stand behind their product if something goes wrong. Also the color choices. Not all company’s have the same color choices or availability in our region.
What goes on a roof before the shingles?
Flashings such as pipe jacks for your bathroom and kitchen vents. An underlayment such as ASTM grade 15# felt. Drip edge or edge metal around the perimeter of the roof.
What are the longest lasting roof shingles?
The longevity of your shingles will depend on the surrounding environment. Proper ventilation, keeping dirt and debris off the roof, and if they are in direct sun light most of the day are all important factors.
When should I use an asphalt shingle underlayment?
All shingles should have an underlayment. If your roof is not being torn off and the new shingles are being installed over the existing roof, you do not need to install a new underlayment between the old shingles and new shingles. If you are tearing off the old roof down to the deck or this is a new build, an underlayment must be used.
Which shingle types are suitable for your home?
Your roof must have a pitch greater than 2:12 in order to have a shingle roof. Anything less may void the manufacturer’s warranty. Shingles are designed for water to shed down the roof. If the roof is not pitched, the water doesn’t shed. It sits and that may allow water to back up underneath the shingles and cause a leak.
What are some of the benefits of asphalt shingles?
In addition to having a variety of styles, textures, and colors to choose from, asphalt roofing shingles are cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain. Some varieties of asphalt shingles are manufactured to resemble tile, wood, cedar shakes or slate, while providing more benefits than these other roofing materials. You can visit www.asphaltroofing.org for more information.
How are asphalt shingles made?
To make shingles, a roll of organic felt or fiberglass mat is mounted and fed into a dry looper. The material passes through a presaturation chamber, then goes into a saturator tank filled with hot asphalt, which coats the fibers. If needed, the material passes through the wet looping machine.
What are common areas to look for roofing shingle leaks?
Eves, attics, overhangs or dead pockets. Check every room, especially in the closets and areas you don’t see every day.
Can I apply new shingles over an existing layer of shingles?
Yes, however some shingles are different sizes and they won’t lay down flat. You should also check your local building codes to verify how many layers they will allow. The standard rule is no more than two.
How often should I replace my asphalt shingle roof?
Every 20 years or when you see signs of aging such as granular loss, fiberglass showing, and/or cracked and broken shingles.