Types of Shingle Roofing in Gilbert, AZ to Consider for Your Home

October 15, 2015 2:57 am Published by

Shingle roofing in Gilbert, AZ is cost-effective and offers many colors and choices of material. When you know this is the option you wish to install, your roofing contractor can guide you through the choices so you choose the one that best matches your needs and personal aesthetics. Here is a description of the common options for shingle roofing to help you make your choice:

  • Asphalt: Asphalt is popular due to low cost, easy installation and durability. It is so desirable that 80 percent of U.S. homes use asphalt shingles. This approach works well for steep and flat roofs alike, and you can choose from a variety of colors. However, their insulation properties are lower and they require replacement sooner. Asphalt is also petroleum-based, so your old roof ends up in the landfill when it is time to replace it, which can make the more environmentally minded homeowner have second thoughts.
  • Laminated asphalt: If you want more longevity and durability than the typical asphalt shingle, check out laminated asphalt. It offers more insulation, so your utility bills will be lower once you install it. You will pay more for laminated asphalt, but you will also enjoy a longer-lasting roof.
  • Recycled synthetic shingles: Getting shingles made of recycled product means enjoying resiliency and the knowledge that your shingles were not made by using more fossil fuels. They are still not recyclable because of their part-plastic composition, but you may also not have to replace your roof for up to 50 years. Recycled synthetic singles are lightweight and UV and fire resistant, too. They also offer a wood appearance that can add a new-style highlight to your home.
  • Wood shingles and shakes: This option is very attractive and resistant to rot. They can be machine or hand cut, and can cost a lot of money depending on how much customization you request. Some local building codes do not allow wood shingles, so check on that before installation, or you can make a very expensive mistake. There is also no fire resistance, so be sure the rustic look is worth the disadvantages.
  • Slate: Slate is not seen much in Arizona, as it is the most popular in the Northeast. Refined and attractive, this material requires expert handling and is the most expensive. It is heavy, and only recommended for steep roofs. But if you make the investment, you get to keep this roof style for a long time—its life expectancy is 75 years.
  • Metal: Metal roofs are becoming more popular in the Southeastern United States. If you choose low-end galvanized metals, they can be inexpensive and still last up to 50 years. People choose them in order to avoid thinking about roofing for a while, or to simply have a new look.

Five Guys Construction offers the replacement, repair and maintenance of shingle roofing in Gilbert, AZ. To arrange for an estimate or schedule our services, call us today to ensure your roof remains in good condition.

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