Asphalt Shingle Roofing
An asphalt shingle roof is the most common type of roof you see on homes today, particularly in the southeastern United States. It’s a roof system made primarily out of asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing components. There are three types of asphalt shingles to choose from: 3-tab, dimensional, and luxury. 3-tab asphalt shingles lay flat and get their name from the 3 tabs on each shingle strip. Dimensional shingles give you a good looking random pattern or simulate the look of a wood shake roof. Luxury or premium shingles are actually larger than the other asphalt shingles and are made to look like slate.
Asphalt shingle roof repair is the process of repairing damaged shingles on a roof. This can include replacing torn or curled shingles, filling in cracks with roofing sealant, and replacing badly damaged shingles. The cost of asphalt shingle repair is typically $10.00 to $15.00 per square foot. On average, it costs between $350 and $1,630 to repair a roof depending on the size and extent of the damage.
The Most Popular Type Of Asphalt Roofing Shingle
The most popular type of asphalt roofing shingle, in terms of sheer number of installations, is the 3-tab shingle. 3-tab shingles are composed of a single layer of asphalt, and have cut-outs along the length of the shingle. They are the least expensive and easiest to install, making them a popular choice for many homeowners. They are also commonly used in warmer climates because of their low-profile that helps to prevent heat buildup. Architectural shingles are also becoming increasingly popular due to their increased durability and aesthetics.
Dimensional Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Dimensional asphalt roofing shingles, also known as architectural or laminated shingles, are asphalt shingles with a twist. They are made with two layers of shingle material that are bonded together and have random notches cut out of the shingle, exposing the bottom layer. This gives the shingles a three dimensional look, with different high and low tabs. They offer more protection from wind and hail, have a longer lifespan, and are generally accepted as more aesthetically pleasing than regular asphalt shingles. However, they are more expensive and may be more susceptible to mildew and algae.
How to Determine if Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Needs Repair
To determine if an asphalt shingle roof needs repair, you should inspect the roof for visible signs of damage. Common signs of damage include missing shingles, curled or buckled shingles, and cracked or broken shingles. Other signs to look for include dark spots, blistering, and moss or algae growth. If the damage is minor and limited to a few shingles, it can usually be repaired. However, if the damage is more severe, it may be necessary to replace the entire roof.
What are the signs an asphalt shingle roof needs repaired?
The signs that an asphalt shingle roof needs repaired include missing or broken shingles, dark spots or streaks, buckled or curled shingles, loss of granules, wear near chimneys or vents, sagging or droopy spots, moss or algae growth, and clogged gutters. If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good indication that it’s time for roof repairs.
Should I Repair or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof?
To determine if you should repair or replace an asphalt shingle roof, inspect the roof for visible signs of damage. If the damage is minor and limited to a few shingles, it can usually be repaired. However, if the damage is more severe, it may be necessary to replace the entire roof. If the roof is more than 15 years old and its life expectancy is 20-25 years, you should consider replacing it rather than repairing it. Additionally, if the roof is experiencing multiple leaks and missing shingles, it’s likely time for a replacement.I
Price cutoff: repair vs replacement of an asphalt shingle roof?
On average, it costs between $350 and $1,630 to repair an asphalt shingle roof. However, a complete roof replacement for a 2,000-square-foot home costs an average of $12,000 to $15,000, depending where your home is located. If the repair costs are close to or higher than one-third of this amount, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire roof, particularly because the roof will probably need additional repairs in the near future.
How long does it take to install an asphalt shingle roof on an average size home?
Once your paperwork is complete, and we get your home on our build schedule — on average, it takes 1 to 2 days to install an asphalt shingle roof on an average size home (1600 sq. ft.). The time it takes to install an asphalt shingle roof can vary based on the size of the roof, the complexity of the roof, the accessibility of the roof, and the weather on the day(s) of the installation.
We Offer GAF Brand Asphalt Roofing Shingles
GAF is the leading manufacturer of asphalt roofing shingles in the USA. Established in 1886, GAF roofs cover one in four homes in the U.S. They offer high-quality 3-tab, designer, and architectural roofing shingles. Their Timberline HDZ shingles are especially suitable for high-wind areas, as they have the industry’s widest nail zone for extra strength. GAF is also the founder of the Certified Green Roofer program to encourage recycling of asphalt shingles and provide specialized recycling training for contractors.
Warranty on GAF Asphalt Roofing Shingles
GAF roofing shingles come with a limited Lifetime Warranty when installed with at least three qualifying GAF accessories. The warranty offers non-prorated coverage for the first 10 years and covers 100% of any material defects. For an even stronger warranty, GAF also offers a System Plus or Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty, which provides coverage for up to 50 years. Ask your roofing consultant for details.
About Southeastern Roofing Company
Southeastern Roofing Company is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. We provide exceptional quality and reliable roof repair or replacement services for residential customers. We offer free inspections for homeowners to determine if they are eligible for roof repair or replacement, and to have the cost covered by their homeowner’s insurance. Southeastern Roofing Co has been in business since 2017 and provides services for new construction, re-roofing, and roof maintenance.
Southeastern Roofing is a GAF Master Elite Certified Contractor
The Master Elite® Certification is GAF’s factory certification program that provides ongoing training to roofing contractors and assurance to you, the homeowner, that the roof will be completed well and professionally. This is a highly prestigious award because only 2% of all roofing contractors in the country have qualified as Master Elite®.
What does this mean for you as a homeowner?
Choosing a GAF Master Elite® contractor is your assurance that you will be dealing with a quality, dependable and professional contractor. In order for a roofing contractor to qualify for the certification, they must meet the following standards:
- A+ BBB rating
- Licensed in the state where they operate
- Be current with distributor partners in receivables
- In business for at least 3 years
- Consistently show ethical contracting in their service area
- Be adequately insured
- Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional training