What are the advantages of a shingle roof?
Shingle roofs are a popular choice for residential and commercial buildings because they offer several advantages such as:
- Durability: Shingle roofs are made from asphalt, which is a strong and durable material that can withstand extreme weather conditions such as wind, rain, and hail.
- Affordability: Shingle roofs are generally less expensive than other types of roofs especially when it comes to repairs, making them a good choice for budget-conscious homeowners.
- Easy installation: Shingles are relatively easy to install, making them a popular choice for DIY projects.
- Variety of colors and styles: Shingles come in a wide range of colors and styles, allowing homeowners to choose a look that matches their personal style and the architectural style of their home.
- Low maintenance: Shingle roofs require minimal maintenance and are easy to repair if damaged.
- Energy efficiency: Some types of shingle roofing, such as cool colored roof shingles, reflect solar heat and can help reduce energy costs by keeping a building cooler during the summer months.
Overall, shingle roofs are a cost-effective and durable choice for many types of buildings.
What type of roof is the easiest to maintain?
Many homeowners would point to asphalt shingles since they’re installed individually in overlapping rows. Not just that, but they’re also durable, relatively inexpensive, and easy to install. As far as aesthetic benefits, our shingles are available in a range of colors and styles. Choose this popular roofing type for your home, and access a fantastic blend of style, convenience, and affordability.
What are the most common roof shingle types?
There are many types of roof shingles available to choose from. Each have their own individual features and benefits. Some of the most common types of roof shingles include:
- Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roof shingle. They are made of fiberglass or organic felt that is coated with asphalt and covered with granules. They are affordable, durable, and easy to install.
- Wood shingles are made from natural wood, such as cedar or redwood. They require more maintenance and cost more than asphalt, but they have a natural, rustic appearance.
- Clay tiles are made from natural clay that are fired in a kiln. They are more durable and have a longer lifespan than asphalt or wood. Clay tiles are commonly used in Mediterranean or Spanish-style architecture.
- Slate tiles are made from natural stone and are known for their durability and longevity. They are one of the more expensive types of roof shingle, but they can last for decades with proper maintenance.
- Metal roofing is made from materials such as steel, aluminum, or copper. It is know and one of the most durable and energy efficient roofing material. It can last for up to 50 years or more with proper maintenance.
How often should a shingle roof be replaced?
The lifespan of shingle roofing depends on many factors, including the quality of the materials used, the climate in which the roof is located, and the level of regular maintenance it receives. On average, a shingle roof can last 20 to 30 years, but some can last longer.
How to prolong your shingle roofs life?
It’s important to regularly inspect your roof yourself and have it inspected by our Fiddler Roofing experts to ensure it is in good condition. If you notice any signs of wear or damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, it’s important to have them repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage. The more attention you pay to your roof the better your chances are of catching problems before they become larger issues and in turn helps your shingle roof last longer.
If you’re unsure about the condition of your roof or when it was last replaced, you should schedule a free roof inspection with us so we can tell you if your roof needs to be replaced or if it can be repaired to extend its lifespan.
What makes shingle roofing from Fiddler Roofing different?
Shingle roofing from Fiddler Roofing is designed to withstand New Mexico’s harsh weather. We use the highest quality shingle roofing that money can buy. As residents of New Mexico know quite well, our weather can really run the gamut. From the dog days of summer when the sun beats down for hours on end to the winter months when temperatures drop to record lows, our beautiful state experiences all sorts of weather conditions.
At Fiddler Roofing, we understand firsthand how challenging the weather can be in our scenic state, and every day we see the impact that it can have on the roofs throughout New Mexico.
Hail impact resistant shingle roofing.
Because we understand that having a roof replaced is a costly and major undertaking, we are proud to offer the highest quality shingle roofing on the market. Our shingle materials come from the Owens Corning company, a firm with an outstanding reputation for their high quality and durable roofing products.
The shingle roofing from Owens Corning comes in a number of attractive colors and styles, so we can work with homeowners to select a product that will match what was previously used on the roof, as well as something that will complement the home’s architectural style.
The Owens Corning shingles are also hail impact resistant, which is incredibly important to the overall health and life of a roof. If you have ever been through a driving hailstorm in New Mexico, you know how loud and impactful those small ice pellets can be.
In a home, the shingle roofing will take the full brunt of a hailstorm, so you want to choose a shingle that is built to handle whatever Mother Nature is dishing out. Thanks to the hail impact resistant shingles from Owens Corning, our valued customers’ roofs can easily stand up to hail. Choosing hail impact resistant shingle roofing is also a wise way to invest in your roof.
Contact us today about how we can help you with your shingle roof or to get an estimate on a new one after a free roof inspection.
How much does it cost to put shingles on a roof?
The cost of installing a shingle roof can vary significantly depending on the size and pitch of the roof, the type of shingles being used, and the cost of labor in your area. Pricing of shingles are typically per square foot and can vary depending on the type of shingles. Our roofing experts can give you an estimate on shingle roofing during a free roof inspection.