Top Reasons to Choose Shingle Roofing
For most Floridians, choosing the best roofing material is crucial. As known, Florida has extreme weather conditions that need top-of-the-line roofing for residences and commercial establishments.
Shingle roofing material is the number roofing material in Florida for the following reasons:
Reason No. 1: Aesthetics
Wide Selection of Designs
Asphalt shingles come in two different types: three-tab and architectural. The three-tab shingles are classic and traditional that work best for any home style. While the architectural shingles can resemble the high-quality looks of cedar, wood, and slate, making roof surfaces flawless.
Variety of Shingle Styles
When it comes to roofing materials, shingles is the architect’s first choice because it offers several shingle-style options suitable for different architectural houses.
Several Color Options
Reason No.2 - Affordable
It’s practically affordable. For homeowners who want to renovate their old roofs or remodel for future sales, shingles can cut costs for your roofing project.
Probably, besides being a very affordable roofing material is that it offers premium performance compared to metal roofs, slate roofs, and other roofing materials. Asphalt shingles can provide maximum protection for houses in need against severe weather, fire, and algae resistance at a low cost and long-term use.
Many Pricing Options
Shingles offer a wide range of prices suitable for different types of residences. Each three-tab shingles cost around $1 to $2 per square foot and averaging around 33.3 per square foot for each bundle.
Reason No.3 -Durability
Withstand High Winds
Shingles are designed to endure strong winds of severe storms and hurricanes. They meet the requirements for ASTM D3161 Class F and ASTM D7158 Class H wind ratings.
3-tab shingles weight 240 lbs. per square equals to Wind speeds rate of 60 mph
Architectural shingles weight 340-440 lbs. per square equals to Wind speed rate of 80-120 mph.
Shingles are suitably best for homes prone to storms and other harsh weather conditions. They can stand up against impacts and physical forces and have been rated as a Class 4 impact-resistant material.
Shingle material comes with three classes of fire ratings – A, B, and C. When installed on a roofing system, either commercial or residential, it can provide strong protection against penetration and help prevent the spread of fire in rooms or to other spaces.
Anti-algae-resistant shingles were made to prevent algae growth and spread on rooftops. These shingles come with copper granules, the material inhibiting the algae growth, protecting the appearance and color of roofs. The most effective Atlas Pinnacle shingles now are made with copper granules embedded in the asphalt shingle. Atlas Pinnacle shingles offer a 10-year algae resistance warranty.
Reason No.4- Easiness
When it comes to installation, shingles are simple to install and can be installed by a common roof installer, no need for professional roof installers which is hard to find and costly. For an easier installation, we prefer to install IKO Cambridge shingles. Features come in “Advantage” size, meaning it takes fewer shingles to cover the same roof resulting in faster work and more savings.
In likewise manner, if shingles are easy to install thus easy to repair. If the roofs are made of metal or tile, there is much difficulty in finding a professional or specialist who can repair them. Possibly, you will be calling the same company that installed your roofs, which most others don’t want to. However, with shingles, you can hire any new roofer for repair anytime.
Easy to Handle
Shingles are easier to handle because it is lightweight as compared to heavy or large roofing. Other roofing materials like metal roofing require making structural changes to the foundation of a home to support the metal’s weight.
Reason No. 5 - Performance
100-year Proven Track Record
Nowadays, shingles are recyclable and can be re-purposed into other products like for making and repairing roads, and used to generate power. In addition, shingles are environment-friendly. Most shingles are manufactured from natural materials, which helps conserve the environment and mother nature.