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Indianapolis Asphalt Shingle Roofing Services
Asphalt shingles roofing has been the favorite of 75-83% of homeowners across Indianapolis for the past five decades or more. You may be surprised as to why people love it so much?
Homeowners love this particular roofing material not just for its reasonable price but also for its availability, quality, beauty, colorful design, and style selection. If you are a new Indianapolis, Indiana homeowner whose house is still under construction or a homeowner whose roof is breaking or leaking, asphalt shingles are your best bet for safe, secure, and high-quality roofing.
These roofing materials are very easy to install and require occasional little maintenance, thereby reducing your new roofing expenses. Asphalt shingles also come with superb warranties from the manufacturers, ensuring dependable security for your home. Asphalt shingles have unmatched durability, versatility, high wind, and fire resistance while also making your home very beautiful and attractive.
The average asphalt shingles roofing materials have a life expectancy of 15 – 25 years under normal conditions.
Types of Asphalt Shingles
As mentioned earlier, asphalt shingles are very versatile and come in various designs, colors, and patterns, making them a great choice for almost every house exterior.
There are three (3) main types of asphalt shingles, each with unique features and characteristics:
1. Three-tab Shingles
Three-tab shingles, also known as the strip or flat shingles, are the most basic and economical type of asphalt shingles. It is a perfect definition of when functionality meets durability and functionality. Three-tab asphalt shingles are made with a strong fiberglass base mat covered with mineral granules to give each one different color tones. They are lightweight with a very flat appearance making them look like slates. They usually cost less than other shingles, making them a great choice for home builders on a tight budget.
2. Dimensional asphalt Shingles
They are also called laminated or architectural shingles and are the most popular and widely used asphalt shingles in North America.
Dimensional asphalt shingles are made with multi-layered asphalt, making them thicker and more durable with a multifaceted appearance on the roof, such as the natural slate and wood shake aesthetics. They are highly durable, versatile, and available in various colors and designs to suit any home.
Dimensional asphalt shingles are more expensive and weightier than three-tab asphalt shingles, and it is suitable for your home if you want an improved manufacturer warranty security (May last for 30 years).
3. Premium Asphalt Shingles
Also known as luxury asphalt shingles are made to replicate cedar roof shakes and natural state at just a fraction of their market value.
They are the heavyweight of the asphalt shingles. Aside from having the highest quality, coloration, versatility, and durability, they also offer exceptional and superior protection from impact and wear (by stone, hard materials, wind, or fire).
Premium shingles have an additional layer of asphalt, which gives them extra weight, but in return, gives it more strength and durability. They may not be suitable for all homes, but if you want your home to have a feel of luxury while also getting optimum protection, then Premium asphalt shingles are the one for you.
Advantages of Asphalt Shingles
The benefits of asphalt shingles can never be overstated. It holds several advantages over the traditional slate, tiles, cedar, and metal roofing. No wonder homeowners across North America have made it their favorite.
Some of the advantages include:
The asphalt shingles are the most affordable roofing materials you will find in the market. Other roofing materials like tiles, cedar, shakes, slate, and metal are far more expensive than the asphalt shingles.
Their maintenance (in case of damage, breakage, wear, replacement, or repair) is also very inexpensive.
Ease of Installation & Maintenance
Asphalt shingles are not heavy. The material used in their production makes them very light, making it easier to install them. Maintaining and repairing them is also a very easy task and does not require the use of any special tool or equipment during installation.
Outstanding Life Expectancy
Despite their low cost, asphalt shingles have an excellent life expectancy and can last 20 – 25 years under normal conditions and if maintained properly.
Asphalt shingles come in different shades of color, design, shape, style (3-tab, dimensional, and luxury), and texture-allowing you to style them for your desired home aesthetics. Thanks to their excellent and versatile nature, asphalt shingles are suitable for almost all kinds of home roofing. They can also be made to visually replicate other roofing materials.
High Resistance and Durability
Asphalt shingles are fire, wind, and waterproof, making them very durable and reliable, giving your home extra security in times of emergencies.
Some downsides of using Asphalt Shingles
Extreme weather conditions such as heavy rainfall, storm, or strong wind can make the shingles (especially the cheaper ones) crack, shrink, wear or even detach- thereby exposing your roof to leakage and other forms of weather and environmental elements.
Low life Span
Asphalt shingles, due to their lightweight, low price and vulnerability to damage, their life span can sometimes get shortened and don’t get to last as long as other roofing materials.
They are considered to be environmentally unfriendly because they are made from petroleum products. Their production causes the release of greenhouse gases into the environment.
Need Roof Installation Or Maintenance?
We understand that having proper roof installation and regular maintenance will extend your roof’s lifespan and ensure the safety of your home, properties, and household in general. If you are a new home builder who needs roof installation or a homeowner who needs roof repair, replacement, or maintenance. Blue Ladder Roofing offers high quality and professional roof installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance service across Indianapolis, IN.
In case you are still not sure which roofing material is best for your home, you can consult us for advice, suggestions, and assistance during your roof replacement or installation.
Looking to have your asphalt shingle roof replaced? Call Blue Ladder Roofing today to schedule your free asphalt roofing estimate! One of our roofing technicians can help you explore all of your options, and what would be the best fit for your home!
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Common Roofing questions
Below we’ve put together some answers to the most frequently asked roofing questions that we receive:
It depends, however in most cases, yes. Your insurance carrier will typically cover hail damage as it is an “act of god”, and while the damage may not be immediately visible, it can lead to long-term issues. Hail damage can be difficult to detect with an un-trained eye, but over-time, as the shingle is exposed to the sun’s UV rays, your roof can experience rotting underlayment, decking, mold and water entering your home.
Absolutely! Many of our customers come to us from referrals of neighbors and friends that we have helped with their storm damaged roofs. We specialize in storm damage restoration, and are trained in how to identify and spot hail and wind damage. If you are looking for storm damage roofing professionals, you found the right company!
The answer is, “it depends”. If you have a 5 year old leaking roof, you may have a minor problem causing that leak spot. That may entail only an inexpensive and quick repair. If you have a 15 year old roof that suffered hail or wind damage, it may require full replacement. Age is one of the biggest factors when it comes to roof replacement.
We use Owens Corning Duration shingles, and are pleased to be able to offer lifetime limited warranties! Ask a sales rep during your consultation for more information about our workmanship warranties, as well as material warranties! Not every company offers the same thing – we take pride in our premium warranty options!
One question we frequently get is what if the homeowner essentially does nothing. If your roofing system is compromised, you can begin to see water spots forming on your ceiling, and leaks entering your home. This can lead to worsening damage, as well as water damage and mold formation in your home. Wind damage can lift your shingles, and cause a break in the seals, as well as completely blow shingles off of your roof. Wind can diminish the effectiveness of your roof to divert water from your home, and is why insurance will typically cover wind damage as an “act of god”.