Shingle Roofing Southern California
If you are planning a renovation or building a new home from the ground up, you have many choices when it comes to your roof. In Southern California, we don’t typically have to worry about extreme weather but you will want to consider how your roof will look with the architectural style of your home and of course, how it fits into your budget. New technologies and innovations in shingle roofing have extended the lifespan of a typical residential roof and make it possible to get any look you want for your home, at a reasonable price
Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles are today’s most popular roofing material. Not only are they less costly than wood shake or shingle roofs, tile, slate or metal roofs, but, in southern California, where summer fires are not uncommon, they offer excellent protection for your home. With an abundance of color and style choices, Asphalt and Fiberglass Shingles add to the beauty and durability of your home.
Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles are made of a woven fiberglass base mat, that is covered with a waterproof asphalt coating, then surfaced with ceramic granules that make the product fire resistant and protect your roof from harmful UV rays. The fiberglass mat composition gives the shingles their durability and strength.
Two Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingle Types are Three Tab Shingles and Architectural Shingles.
Three-Tab- Shingles are the still the most economical type of shingle for your home. These shingle roofs are distinguished by the cut-out tabs exposed along the lower edge of the shingle which gives them a nicely layered effect. See more Three-Tab Shingle Roofing examples on our website.
Architectural Asphalt Shingles do not have cut-outs but their lower edge is laminated with an additional asphalt layer which gives these shingles a contoured, dimensional appearance. See more examples of Architectural Shingle Roofing examples on our websites.
Both 3-Tab Shingles and laminated Architectural Shingles contain a strip of factory-applied adhesive that is activated by the sun’s heat after installation and seals each shingle to the next. The seal strip also provides much of a shingle’s resistance to wind uplift.
How to Decide With So Many Shingle Roof Choices?
With over a dozen reputable manufacturers in North America and a plethora of color and style choices, it is often hard to tell whether a roof is shingle or wood shake or even slate. There is a shingle roof material to suite the style of any home. Get expert guidance from a professional roofing company who can walk you through the many choices from all of the top shingle roof manufacturers. See more choices and photos on our website Residential Roofing pages.
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