Did you know, the average home’s roof can account for as much as 40% of the exterior? In light of your roof’s high visibility, careful consideration should be taken when selecting roofing material. Many factors weigh into the choice: durability, aesthetics, affordability, and future maintenance.
There are many benefits to asphalt roofing. It is easy to find and easy to maintain. It’s also easy on the eye. And, let’s not forget, it’s easy on the wallet!
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A re-roof is in order when your existing roof has only one layer of roof material on it. In addition, that existing layer should be in good condition, meaning the shingles are not cracked or curling and there is no evidence of rotten wood.
A tear-off is necessary if there are two or more layers of roof material currently on your home. Once your old roof is torn off a thorough inspection of your roof decking will be conducted. At this time any rotten wood will be replaced, insuring your home’s long-term structural integrity.
If your existing roof is leaking, Ridgecon recommends a complete roof tear-off, even if there is only one layer of roof material. A thorough roof deck inspection will be performed and any rotten wood replaced.
Once the roof decking is up to code, a modern roof system will be installed. Today’s roofing materials roofing materials are lighter, safer, more economical and protective. Your relatively new home may not have the benefit of products like ice shield (essential in preventing ice damming).
Your Ridgecon Pro will recommend the best solution for your home.
Today’s asphalt architectural shingles are stunning – available in an array of gorgeous styles, colors, and textures. Even regular three-tab shingles have undergone a recent facelift with bold new colors and enhanced variations. The available selction assures that anyone can own a beautiful roof within their budget.
Asphalt costs significantly less than higher-priced rivals (including tile, wood, cedar, slate, and metal) while totally outperforming them. But the savings don't end there. Because asphalt roofing is durable and requires little or no maintenance, it goes on saving you money throughout the life of your roof. In addition, roofs adorned with beautiful asphalt architectural shingles tend to raise the overall value of the home.
Asphalt roofing products are designed to endure harsh weather conditions, in harsh climates, all year round, no matter where you live. Scorching sun. Freezing cold rain. Snow blizzards. Vicious winds. Asphalt roofing has seen them all and faced them down! Due to its high-performance, asphalt roofing has traveled right across North America. You'll find it in the mountains. You'll find it in the deserts. And hopefully, you'll find it on your roof!
Asphalt roofs are designed to require low maintenance (and easy repairs) for decades. Properly installed, your asphalt roof will be extremely resistant to wind tear-off, uplift, moisture damage, and practically any other hazard Mother Nature can hurl at it. (Some manufacturers also offer algae-resistant roofing products.)
High durability combined with high performance equals ... low maintenance. And low maintenance means peace of mind. Not to mention huge cost savings over the life of your roof.