January 21, 2021
One of J&K Roofing’s top roofing installation materials are shingles and for good reasons. Shingle roofing has become a growingly popular roofing material in the greater Hollywood area. There are numerous reasons why shingle roofs have become popular recently, so here are four reasons why your next roof should be a shingle roof.
First and foremost, shingles are often the most cost-effective of any style of roof. Although inexpensive, you don’t have to give up durability and protection by choosing a shingle roof. Over 70& of all single-family households are shingled roofs in the United States, showing just how popular shingle roofs are.
The next pro for shingles is their durability. A shingle roof can protect your home against the elements and remain intact for years to come! Shingle roofs are so durable that they do not require regular maintenance as often as other roofing materials. J&K Roofing recommends a routine roof inspection every two to three years for shingle roofs. Shingle roofs are built to protect and last, especially against Florida’s extreme weather.
One aspect about shingle roofs that many homeowners don’t realize is the amount of variety that comes with installing a new shingle roof. Shingles come in an array of colors so that they can be color-coordinated to your current home! The color options vary on the brand of shingles you have installed. Fortunately, J&K Roofing carries multiple brands of shingles, so homeowners have a wide variety of colors to choose from for their homes.
Types of Shingles
Another decision that homeowners have a choice on is what type of shingles they want for their new shingle roof. Shingles come in a variety of styles, including wood, slate, or asphalt. The most commonly used shingle style is asphalt, but the homeowner’s decision doesn’t end there. Asphalt shingles come in two types: fiberglass or regular paper. Each type of asphalt shingle comes with its own benefits, but the most significant difference between the two is the mat or foundation of the shingle. For fiberglass shingles, the asphalt covers the fiberglass mat and then is topped with granules. Compared to fiberglass shingles, paper shingles are relatively the same: the paper mat is saturated by asphalt and covered with granules. Although fiberglass shingles are lighter, paper shingles offer increased durability against high winds, standard in Florida during hurricane season.
Curling or Missing Shingles
With hurricane season on the rise, one should be aware that if the shingles on your roof are visibly curling, then a shingle roof repair may be required. Over time, shingles can begin to curl from heavy wear and degradation. If your shingles are curved, the chances of a water leak severely increase! By having curled shingles on your roof, you and your home are not adequately protected from the elements. During hurricane season, storms and heavy weather can pull shingles away and leave your roof exposed. Having multiple missing shingles can post the threat of further or future damage to both your roof and your home. If shingles are missing, then it’s impermanent that you call J&K Roofing for a professional roof inspection to see what roof repair you may need.
At J&K Roofing, the most important thing to us isn’t the roof, but what the roof protects. This reason is why our goal with every inspection or repair is 100% customer satisfaction. For over 30 years, J&K Roofing has been Hollywood’s premier roofing company. And over those years, our focus has stayed the same: keeping South Florida safe and secure. Contact J&K Roofing today if any of these situations occur and see the J&K Roofing difference.