Shingles are among the most common roofing material used on homes throughout Southwest Florida. This is primarily due to their low cost and durability. There are several benefits associated with shingle roofs which include cost, aesthetic appeal, strength, and ease of installation.
Shingle Roof Information
Shingle roofs are some of the most versatile of all roofs, and they provide a wide array of benefits for homeowners. The most common type of shingle roofs, the type you’ll normally see driving through a residential neighborhood, are asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are fiberglass-based, providing a strong protection against the elements and the Florida sun. Typically, asphalt shingles are sold with warranties of 20 to even 30 years. However, the lifespan of a shingle roof in Florida is often significantly shorter due to our harsh climate and weather conditions. The most common, 3-tab asphalt shingle systems are expected to last 10 to 12 years, while high quality architectural shingles have a median lifespan of about 15 to 20 years in Florida.
Asphalt shingles are also relatively easy to install which ultimately attributes to shingle roofs being such an affordable roofing installation option. Furthermore, they come in a wide variety of colors and styles, providing homeowners with a multitude options to suit the look of their homes.
One of the major downsides to shingle roofs is that the Florida sun can cause asphalt shingles to erode over time. Once eroded, water and moisture may be able to seep into your home’s structure, causing mold, rot, and other damage. Due to Florida’s severe weather in the summer, which include intense storms and hurricanes, asphalt shingles are especially prone to wind damage as they’re easily able to be blown around and lifted out of position.
In addition to asphalt, shingle roofs can also be made of wood, slate, flagstone, metal, stone, and some plastics.
Shingle Roofing Services
At First Service, our expert roofers are trained and experienced in all types of shingle installation and repair. We proudly offer a wide variety of services associated with shingle roofs.
Shingle Roof Repair
We repair a lot of shingle roofs in Southwest Florida. About once a year, especially after the summer thunderstorm season in Florida, we advise homeowners obtain a quick visual roof inspection. This aids in ensuring that your roofing system is of the highest integrity while also allowing you to look for the following:
- Missing shingles
- Torn shingles
- Lifted shingles
- Shingles on the ground
- Granules—the shingle’s texture—on the ground or in your gutter
If any of the above items are found, it’s important to take action and repair your roof. If put off for too long, you risk long-term damage to your roof or another part of your home.
New Shingle Roof Installations
Our expert roofers have decades of experience installing shingle roofs. Our family owned and operated company takes pride in using only the finest shingle roof manufacturers to provide our customers with piece of mind and a top tier product. This coupled with expert installation of the highest craftsmanship ensures you the customer get the best roof possible, at an affordable price. Contact our office today to learn more about your shingle roofing options, or to schedule a complimentary roof evaluation. We look forward to serving your roofing needs!