Shingle replacement or repair is one of our most common roof repairs. Quite often over time shingles break, get blown off, or just disappear, but they need to be replaced or they can cause a bigger problem down the road.
Shingle replacement and shingle roofing is the most common type of project we work on due to its efficient and versatile characteristics as a reliable roofing material. Roofing shingles also work great on steep sloping roofs, they are weather resistant and durable enough to last several decades. When constructing roof replacement using a shingled roof, asphalt shingles are the most common choice used because they are compatible with most roofs and are easy to cut to size. However, other materials are used depending on your needs and budget.
Most asphalt shingle roofs are reinforced by a fiberglass material to make the shingle replacement process extra durable. The fiberglass reinforcement is fire and tear resistant and tends to be reasonably priced.
Although shingle replacement is a common type of roof repair in Palm Harbor, Florida, as a properly licensed roofing contractor, we still pay careful attention to each job, no matter how big or small. In addition, even though the process is highly standardized, we perform supplemental techniques, including repair of base layer wood damage, to ensure a clean look and a durable installation. At Castle Roofing and Construction we know how important it is to take care of the little repairs, so they don’t become big ones.
Shingle Replacement Buying Guide
There are three types of common shingles used that our expert roofing contractors install on Palm Harbor roofs: asphalt, metal, clay and concrete. Other types of shingles exist, but these are the most common used in Florida.
You will find that asphalt shingles come in a variety of styles, colors and textures to add curb appeal to your Florida home or commercial property. They also come in different grades lasting anywhere from 20-50 years depending on your budget. When you want a durable, low maintenance shingle roof or shingle replacement option at an affordable price, asphalt shingles are the way to go.
Metal shingles constructed from steel, copper or an alloy shaped to fit your roof are some of the most energy efficient roofing materials used on our Palm Harbor roofs. They reflect sunlight instead of absorbing it, thus helping to reduce cooling costs dramatically. You can enjoy those savings over the course of an incredibly long lifespan of 50 to 75 years. Their resistance to rain and rot makes them an ideal choice for shingle replacement against the intense Tampa Bay thunderstorms.
Clay and Concrete Shingles
Clay or concrete shingles are molded into barrel shaped shingles most commonly seen on Spanish style homes in Palm Harbor. They are non-combustible, don’t fade and can offer home cooling features. It is important to note that due to the weight of clay or concrete shingles, before a shingle replacement can take place, a structural engineer will be required to assess whether the foundation of the roof can support these types of shingles before installation. While the lifespan of these shingles can be enjoyed up to 50 years, they can also come with a higher price tag.
Shingle Replacement Clean Up
A critical feature of a proper shingle replacement installation is adequate ventilation to allow for the cooling of the homes interior. Castle Roofing and Construction focuses closely on ventilation, as well as flashing detail, which is highly noticeable if done incorrectly. We want your home to be noticed, but only for the right reasons! To that end, we also do a thorough cleanup at the end of a project to ensure that your home exterior is free of construction debris and looking its best.
Once a jobsite is cleaned up, we perform a 26-point inspection to check that each step of the installation was done properly, and to make sure that it meets the requirements of local government authorities. After that, we schedule a final meeting with you to certify your complete satisfaction.