Installing or replacing shingle roofing is one of the most common jobs that is performed on residential and commercial properties. New shingles improve the aesthetics, performance, and durability of your roof. There are many different single materials that you can choose from that defend against leaks, increase energy efficiency, and protect against roof damage due to inclement weather. Cost is determined by the material that you want installed and roof repair is considered a significant investment. JJM Roofing is here to help you decide on roofing materials and professionally install your roof for you.
Considerations While Selecting Shingle Roofs
Type of material is really the biggest factor to deciding on what type of shingles you want installed. Each material has its pros and cons and price point. Here are the different types of shingle which can be installed on your home:
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material and one of the lowest cost alternatives available for shingle roof repair. In the past few years, asphalt shingles have become recyclable due to new recycling technology, making it an alternative that is also good for the environment. Prices depend on the grade of asphalt shingles that you’d like installed, either architectural, builder-grade, or premium shingles.
Metal shingles are one of the more expensive options depending on the type of metal roofing that you’d like installed, but it’s also one of the longest lasting materials and ideal for people who are planning to stay in their current home long-term. Metal roofs are very durable, and look just as good as other types of shingle materials. Steel, aluminum, and copper are the most common metal shingle varieties installed on modern homes.
Slate shingles are also long lasting and are a great alternative to metal shingles because of slate’s natural look. Slate is usually installed on large homes of about 3,000 square feet. Depending on the complexity of the job, slate shingles can be a more costly alternative. There is also synthetic slate available made out of recycled material like rubber and plastic, which can save you money on material costs.
Tile shingles are easy to maintain and replace if damaged. Cost depends on the customizations such as color and shape, but allows you to be more creative with your roof design. Concrete tiles are the popular choice of tile for roof, but there are also ceramic tile that is usually a bit less expensive.
Wood shake shingles are one of the most beautiful options you have for decorating your roof, but it is also high-maintenance. Since wood shake is all-natural, it easily deteriorates and is prone to a number of problems such as insects, mold, and fire. If this is one of the options that you are considering, you can also find simulated wood shake made of recycled plastic or rubber that has superior fire, mold, and insect protection.
One of the products JJM Roofing likes to use on roofs is Certainteed shingles, which have a great warranty and are made from high quality materials. Certainteed shingles come in an economical form known as three-tab shingles and higher quality forms called laminate shingles which are available in two categories, architectural and premium. We can also install shingles from other manufacturers depending on your unique needs.
Why You Should Choose JJM Roofing To Install Shingle Roofs In Calgary And Surrounding Areas
- Our professional staff will inform you of the different shingle roof options available and win your business
- Installation is done by trained and experienced roofers
- Supervisors monitor the installation and ensure safety, accountability, and ethical practices are followed
- JJM Roofing is insured and bonded
How Shingle Warranties Work
When it comes to choosing shingles, you should know about the warranty information. Some questions that you ask should include:
- What is the warranty length?
- Does the warranty transfer to new owners?
- What are the specifics of the warranty?
Shingle warranties protect you against any defects that arise due to the manufacturing or installation process. In order to not void your warranty, you need to make sure that your roof has proper ventilation that allows air movement through your roofing system, that the proper building methods are used, and that the decking doesn’t become damaged or warped.