Installing and Repairing Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Asphalt shingles are a favorite roofing option for homeowners because of the low cost and durability. They are also very easy to install and maintain. The two most common varieties are glass fiber asphalt shingles and organic asphalt shingles. The difference between the two is in the base material. While both versions have asphalt on the outside they do each have a different base. Fiberglass shingles are laid on a mat of fiberglass material and organic shingles are laid on a base of wood or paper.
Glass fiber shingles are often favored over organic shingles because they cost less than their organic counterpart and they also tend to last longer. The installation cost is around the $3.00 to $6.00 mark depending on the contractor you work with. We install and repair both types at better than average prices.
Asphalt Shingles Cleaning and Maintenance
Your roof is your main protection against the elements, they get to withstand the worst that nature can throw at them. Heat from the sun, rainfall, heavy winds and all this abuse can take its toll on any structure. Asphalt shingles are prone to algae growth and staining. On top of that, dead leaves and other debris trapped within the spaces between shingles can rot and cause heavy damage and leaks in the roof. Just like every other part of your home, your roof will also need regular cleaning and maintenance if you want it to last.