Before the shingles can be installed the existing roof substrate needs to be properly measured in order to see how much shingle will be needed, 3 packs of shingles are typically needed for every 100 square feet.
The next step will be the careful removal of the old roof shingles and flashing, using a roof shovel. Once this is done, all that is left in the preparation process is to clean the roof of any dirt or debris.
We then begin by installing the underlayment and flashing which will be held in place by using staples and nails to safely secure the pieces in places. These two materials are essential for keeping your home weather-proof and protected from the elements.
Finally, the asphalt shingles are ready to be carefully laid out so that they overlap, and are nailed in place so that they properly cover and protect the underlayment.
Pros and Cons of Roof Shingles
- Asphalt roof shingles are very affordable in comparison to other roofing options which makes them a very popular choice.
- There are a couple of options to choose from, which include 3-dimensional shingles, and a higher quality option known as presidential shingles.
- Thanks to our skilled technicians, asphalt roof shingles are installed in a timely manner with precision.
- Asphalt roof shingles only last about 20 years, thus being the reason why they are the most affordable roofing option to go with.
- In regards to asphalt roof shingles, they are prone to cracking and color fading in extreme heat.
- Extreme temperature fluctuations are a concern with roof shingles due to risk of cracking when expanding and contracting.