roofing systems

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingle is by far the most widely used roofing system on steep-slope roofing applications. And for good reason, too: Architectural shingle roofing systems now carry a limited lifetime warranty.

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Benefits of an Asphalt Shingle Roof

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Variety of Options

Asphalt shingles are available in three profiles: 3-Tab (basic and least costly), Laminated (Architectural or Dimensional), and Premium. In addition to the style/design options, there are up to 20-25 different colors to choose from. With such a wide range of available options, you are sure to find a perfect match.

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By far the greatest advantage of composition shingles roofing is its relatively low upfront cost. This is the most affordable roofing option in the short term, which is why so many homeowners favor it. In most cases, a properly installed asphalt shingles roof will provide your home with a decent level of protection with an average lifespan of 12 to 17 years, all for a modest upfront cost.

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Ease of Installation

A shingle roof system installation takes much less time and expertise than installation of other materials, such as metal and tile roofs, making them more cost efficient as well. A relatively easy installation process results in reduced labor costs and therefore a less expensive overall roofing system.

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Quality asphalt shingles that are properly installed can last for as long as 30 years, but unpredictable damage, such as storm or animal damage, can happen. If just a couple of shingles are damaged or blown away, you can have just the damaged or missing shingles replaced. This is not always the case with other roofing systems, such as traditional metal roofing.

The Roofing System of a Lifetime

Although this type of shingle is referred to by different names, most roofing shingles used today are technically known as asphalt fiberglass shingles. The fiberglass mat embedded in the shingle provides an extra measure of strength, protection, and tear resistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a commercial roof replacement and a roof recover/layover?

A commercial roof replacement involves completely removing the existing roof system and installing a new one, while a roof recover/layover involves installing a new roof system over the existing one without removing it.

How do I determine if my commercial roof needs a replacement or a roof recover/layover?

Several factors come into play when deciding between a roof replacement and a roof recover/layover. These include the condition of the existing roof, its age, the extent of damage, and local building codes. Our roofing experts can assess your roof and provide you with a professional recommendation.

Can a roof recover/layover be done on any type of commercial roof?

Roof recovers/layovers are possible on certain types of commercial roofs, such as single-ply or modified bitumen systems. However, not all roofs are suitable for this method, and it depends on factors like the condition and structural integrity of the existing roof. Our team can evaluate your specific roof to determine if a recover/layover is feasible.

What are the benefits of a commercial roof replacement?

A commercial roof replacement offers several advantages, including improved energy efficiency, enhanced durability, increased lifespan, and the opportunity to incorporate modern roofing materials and technologies. It also allows for a thorough inspection of the roof deck and underlying structure, ensuring any underlying issues are addressed.

Are there any advantages to choosing a roof recover/layover instead of a replacement?

Roof recovers/layovers can provide cost savings and shorter installation times compared to full replacements. They can be a viable option if the existing roof is in relatively good condition and can provide an additional layer of protection. However, it's essential to consider the long-term implications and consult with our professionals to determine the best course of action for your specific roof.

What kind of warranty is offered for commercial roof replacements and roof recovers/layovers?

At Economy Roofing, we offer comprehensive warranty options for both commercial roof replacements and roof recovers/layovers. The specific warranty coverage will depend on the type of roofing system and materials used but typically they range from 10-20 years. Our team will provide detailed information about the warranty terms and conditions associated with your specific project.

How long does it typically take to complete a commercial roof replacement or roof recover/layover?

The timeline for completing a commercial roof replacement or roof recover/layover can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the project, weather conditions, and material availability. Our experienced roofing team will provide you with an estimated timeline during the initial consultation. We strive to complete projects efficiently while ensuring the highest quality workmanship.