Architectural Asphalt Shingles Installation & Replacement
New Architectural Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in North America, and many homeowners in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are opting for architectural asphalt shingles as they provide a more beautiful aesthetic but also a better return on investment over the long run. Emmons Roofing & Siding has been installing architectural shingles, which are also known as dimensional and laminated shingles, since 1988, which means that we have more than three decades of experience with these roofing systems. We only use the top shingles from the most trusted brands and guarantee that our workmanship will meet or exceed local building codes and manufacturer warranty requirements.
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The Benefits of Architectural Shingles
There are many great reasons to choose architectural asphalt shingles over traditional three-tab asphalt shingles. Laminated shingles are heavier and thicker, which makes them more durable. It also provides a higher wind resistance at 120 mph compared to 60-80 mph with standard asphalt shingles. Despite being heavier, dimensional shingles don’t require the additional support that standard shingles do and thus result in a lower overall load on the roof. Architectural asphalt shingles also have a more attractive and complex appearance and allow for many additional design options. They do cost more up front but last longer and come with better warranties and thus cost less over the life of the roof.
Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?
Knowing when to install new architectural asphalt shingles is a challenge that many area homeowners face. Emmons’ advice is to replace your roof proactively based on the expected lifespan of your roofing material as that will be more cost-effective than reroofing in response to damage. You should have your roof inspected at least once a year and after any severe weather. We also recommend occasionally walking around your property looking for signs that your roof is wearing down. That includes missing shingles and shingles that are curled or torn or have lost their granules. You should also look for rusted, damaged, or missing flashing and gutter sections, and any moss, fungal, or mildew growth on your shingles may actually indicate a serious water intrusion problem.
Emmons Is a Name You Can Trust
Emmons is an established roofing contractor that is fully licensed and insured in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our company has extensive experience installing architectural asphalt shingles, and all of our roofers are highly skilled and experienced tradespeople. Emmons designs and installs custom roofing systems. We’ll perform a complete tear-off and cleanup. Our inspectors will then inspect the roof for any repairs that need to be made. We’ll also assess the roof ventilation and make upgrades as necessary before we install the roof vents, weather barriers, and architectural asphalt shingles.
Types of Roofing Materials We Install
Your roofing options aren’t limited to architectural asphalt shingles with Emmons. Our company also installs traditional three-tab asphalt shingles and all types of metal roofing systems as well.
Traditional three-tab asphalt shingles remain the most popular choice for American homes as this material is the most affordable option and strikes a good balance between aesthetics, initial cost, and total cost of ownership. Standard shingles are available in a wide variety of colors and textures.
Metal roofing costs more than architectural asphalt shingles but has the advantage of lasting at least 40 years and upward of 100 years or longer depending on which metal you choose. Copper is a historic but expensive choice. Zinc is an eco-friendly material, and aluminum and steel are strong choices too.
Regular Roof Maintenance
The best way to maximize your investment in architectural asphalt shingles is to schedule Emmons for an annual roof inspection. We’ll send a Hagg-certified inspector to your home to perform a comprehensive inspection of your roof. Our inspector can make maintenance recommendations and answer any questions that you may have. Emmons can also carry out any of the repairs you want to be performed, and even seemingly simple maintenance like replacing a missing or torn shingle can have a dramatic effect on the long-term well-being of your roofing system.
Free Roof Inspections
All of the roofing inspectors at Emmons are Haag certified, which means that they’ve undergone many hours of on-roof training with forensic engineers learning how to identify and assess wear and damage. Emmons provides home roof inspections at no cost and without obligation. We’ll perform a comprehensive inspection and provide you with a professional and honest assessment. If your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, we’ll explain the issues, explore your options with you, and if you like, provide you with a precise estimate for that work at no cost. We understand that roof replacement is a significant expense, and we can help you budget for it with both short- and long-term financing options.
Trust Emmons for Architectural Shingle Installation
When it comes to architectural asphalt shingles, Emmons is a name you can trust, and we welcome the opportunity to beautify and protect your home. Call us today at 1-856-885-6677 or fill out the form on our website to schedule your free inspection or with any questions about the shingles we offer.