If you’re in the market for a new roof, chances are you’re picking out what kind of shingles you want on your house. But before you make your decision, there are a few things you should know.
From durability to installation, here’s a crash course on the basics of shingle roofs.
When it comes to roofing, shingles aren’t the most durable option on the market, but that doesn’t mean they don’t last. On average, shingle roofs won’t need to be replaced for 12-17 years, so if you’re not looking for the long term, shingles can get the job done.
One of the reasons shingle roofing is the most popular is its price point. Compared to other options, shingles are the most inexpensive. That cost, of course, can start to climb in the long run when the roof needs to be replaced. For the near future, however, the cost savings are unbeatable.
Another benefit to shingle roofing is that it’s very easy to install, and for experienced contractors it can take just 1 to 2 days. Plus, there’s no time-consuming prep work that needs to be done beforehand.
It’s not always easy to tell when your shingle roof needs to be replaced, but there are a few telltale signs to look out for: the edges of the shingles have started to curl up, the shingles are starting to crack, dark streaks caused by algae, and just it generally looking old or worn.
When you start to notice these things, it might be time to have a consultation on how soon your roof will need to be replaced. A worn out roof can result in much bigger problems than just aesthetics.
Shingle roofs are everywhere and with good reason; they’re cost effective, have great curb appeal, and are easy to install—the perfect solution for your roofing needs.
Think it’s time to replace your roof? Get a health check on your roof and install a new roof you can count on with the experts from Kline Home Exteriors.