Residential Roofing: Shingles

Damaged roofs cost a lot to repair, considering the additional cost from lost utilities and other associated damages. Take note of the condition of your roof on a regular basis and identify needed maintenance jobs. Knowing how old the roof on your house is should therefore be one of your priorities when moving to a new home.

You need to know what roofing materials were used on your roof, the dimensions, the method of installation in order to get a good gauge of when you may need to have it repaired or replaced.

Residential houses have roofs that are of a steeper incline compared to non-residential buildings. Building that have no pitch or slant are often the commercial buildings as these have their own drainage system.
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Roofs in residential houses are usually made of asphalt shingles, but some still use glass, aluminum, straw, or concrete. While you may have the option of using slate shingles, these are very expensive and simply too luxurious to be used commonly on residential houses. Slate shingles may be enormously expensive, but they have a reputation of lasting hundreds of years.
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We live in a world where people are no longer willing to spend an arm and a leg for the roof they put over their heads. The most common material used in roofs today is asphalt because of the disadvantages that people factor in with the use of slate shingles. Asphalt shingles may not last for generations, but they usually last for 50 years without needing any repair. Patching and repair work done on asphalt roofs are also cheaper than on slate roofs.

There are levels in the quality of the asphalt shingles you can buy: 30-, 40-, and 50-year grade.

Considering the same styles of shingles, the 50-year dimensional grade is definitely more expensive than both the 30- and 4-year dimensional. On top of the life expectancy that the different grades the asphalt shingles can give you, there is the difference in the quality of their aesthetics. 50-year dimension shingles look a lot better than a 30- or 40-year shingle in terms of prestige.

30-year asphalt shingles can endure natural wear and tear for a good 25 years before needing any serious attention. However, they are thinner and are not made with as much asphalt as the 40- or 50-year dimensions.

For a correctly installed 40-year shingle, you won’t expect any major repair or replacement jobs for more or less 30 years. The 40-year dimension contains more than 60% asphalt compared to the 30-year and is therefore cheaper per unit price and durability.

The 50-year shingle gives you the same degree of durability than the 40-year shingle, about 30 years. The only advantage of having more asphalt in the 50-year shingle is that it looks more prestigious than the 40-year shingle.