Asphalt Shingle Roof Installation & Repair
Looking to repair or replace your roof? Asphalt shingles are the most affordable and commonly used roofing option for your home today. Asphalt shingles are available in a very wide variety of styles and colors to match your home. There are several great options for high-quality, long-lasting roof shingles that will not break the bank. If you’re looking for new roof installation in Destin, our shingle options can give your home a great new look with amazing durability and performance to match! The standard shingle brands we use are:
Energy Star® Asphalt Shingle
Did you know that the shingles you choose can also affect the cost of your energy bills? If you are looking to save some money on your monthly energy bills, ask us about our Energy Star® shingle options.
Asphalt Roof Shingle Types
The type of asphalt shingle that you choose for your home will affect its lifetime, warranty, performance, and other important factors for your new roof. Here is a quick rundown on the types of asphalt shingles available to help you make a wise choice for your home.
Organic Roof Shingles
Organic shingles are made from recycled paper and then it is given a waterproof asphalt coating.
- Heavier & Thicker
- More Rugged
- More Flexible
- More Absorbent
Fiberglass shingles are made from woven fiberglass and then it is given a waterproof asphalt coating.
- Lighter & Thinner
- Higher Fire Rating
- Longer Warranty
- More Environmentally Friendly
3-Tab shingles consist of a shingle panel that has cutouts so that each panel has 3 tabs of shingles. All of the shingles have the same size and shape to give it a uniform look.
- Lower Cost
- Thinner & Weigh Less
- 15 – 30 Year Warranties
- Wind Resistant Up to 80 mph
Dimensional shingles has shingles that come in many different sizes and shapes to give it a more 3-dimensional look. Also, dimensional shingles can resemble premium roofing materials like wood shake, slate, and tile.
- More Expensive
- Thicker & Weigh More
- 30 – 50 Year Warranties
- Wind Resistant Up to 130 mph
Things to watch for when re-roofing with asphalt shingles to meet the current 2010 Florida Building Codes:
If a roof requires more than 25% to be repaired, by law it must be completely replaced.
- When a roof is removed, the sub-roof decking must be nailed 6″ on center at laps, and 6″ on center in the field.
- All Drip Edge must be fastened a maximum of 12 inches on center.
- All valleys require either self-adhered underlayment, or asphalt roll roofing coated in talc.
- Each asphalt shingle requires 6 nails per shingle.