Your Opa-locka Roofing Contractor
Asphalt shingles are a popular choice of material for roofing a Opa-Locka home. They are inexpensive, durable, and easy to work with and maintain. Glass fiber ones are the most common choice because they are cheap. These have a mat covered with a layer of glass fiber under the asphalt. The asphalt is mixed with fillers to adhere to the glass fiber easier. Ceramic granules, placed next, protect the shingles from heat. The gravel also provides different styles and colors for the buyer. Another more expensive type is the organic variety, which has no filler. They are made of felt coated with asphalt and ceramic granules to make it waterproof. Although organic shingles cost more, they are heavier because of the greater density and will resist the elements better. However, glass fiber asphalt shingles are easier to make and are most cost effective.
A square foot will cost less than a dollar. This will make repairing a roof very cheap. People love to work with this type of material because it is durable and their hail rating is very high; some are class IV, the highest score around. Most asphalt shingles in Opa-Locka will last around 20 years, depending on the location of the roof. Extreme temperatures of heat or freezing will affect the lifespan of the shingles, as well as weather like hail, snow, rain, and how quickly the temperatures change throughout the day. Shingles expand and contract with the temperatures, so if there is a sudden temperature drop or rise, cracks may occur, damaging the shingle. Proper attic ventilation is recommended to extend the life of the shingles. Water also damages asphalt shingles, so sloped roofs are recommended to direct the water from rain or melting snow off the roof.
Our trained professional experts have years of experience with all types of Opa-Locka roofing materials and can provide you with the best possible results for all of your roofing needs. So give us a call today and see what we can do for you!