Extremely popular in California, shingle roofs are the most common type of roof we install. When installed by professionals, shingle roofs can be beautiful and durable. Not all shingle roofs are the same, so it is imperative that you choose the right roofing contractor who will install the best shingles for your roof!
Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Asphalt shingles come in different varieties. When you choose Colin Roofing, you can rest assured that our team installs the finest shingle roofs that are built to withstand the four seasons. Our preferred manufacturer of shingles is Malarkey Shingles; however, we also install GAF, CertainTeed, and Owens Corning products. All of the shingles we install must meet the following criteria:
Shingle Roof Lifespan
The typical lifespan of a NEW shingle roof is 20-30 years in Los Angeles and San Diego. Whether your roof achieves its maximum lifespan or falls short of its potential depends on at least 4 factors: installation quality, material quality, consistent roof maintenance, and climate. First, the quality of installation is imperative for a roof's success. Ask your roofer how many nails per shingle they use and if they will install the new material per manufacturer requirements. A good installation maximizes the shingle roof lifespan. The second factor to consider is the quality of shingle. Ask your prospective roofing contractors for a brochure of the shingle product they recommend and compare the materials' attributes. Remember that the cheapest roofer will ALWAYS use the cheapest roofing products.
Third, a shingle roof lifespan will be determined by the number of shingle roof maintenances a homeowner provides for the roof after installation. Just like a new car requires an oil change, so too does a new roof require a standard tune up from time to time. Indeed, every 3-5 years, you should get a shingle roof maintenance that includes sealing the pipes and vents as well as replacing any blown off shingles. Don't neglect your roof! The fourth factor that impacts a shingle roof lifespan is climate. Strong winds can blow off shingles; torrential rains can wash away granules; scorching heat can crack the sealant on the pipes and vents. Hence, it is imperative that the roofer you select has an established business that can provide you with shingle roof maintenance services--should they be warranted--for years to come!
Shingle Roof Cost
How does a roofing company compute the cost of your shingle roof repair or replacement? Sometimes, roofers calculate the price based on the size of the section that needs repair. Roofers love to use an imperial metric known as a "square." In the roofing industry, "a square" is lingo for a 10 ft. by 10 ft. roofing section. For example, if your roof size is 2000 sq. ft., Colin Roofing would say your roof is 20 squares. After determining the size of the section, roofers will multiply the number of squares by a fixed price per square.
However, this method is an oversimplification of computing a shingle roof replacement cost. Other factors that impact the price of your shingle roof repair cost is the pitch of the roof, complexity of work, and access to the premise. The pitch is the slope of the roof; the complexity of a project is determined by the idiosyncratic design of your home; access to the premise refers to a roofer's ability to deliver the materials and dispose of debris. If you want a ballpark quote for a shingle roof repair cost or shingle roof replacement cost, fill out our contact form now or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly team will send you a personalized estimate ASAP.
Shingle Roof Colors
Shingle Roofs come in all sorts of colors--from golden amber to dove white to midnight black. The color of your shingle roof serves both an aesthetic purpose as it is does a functional one. For example, lighter shingle roof colors tend to reflect the sun's heat more efficiently and thereby minimize the temperature of your home in the summer. In most of LA and San Diego counties, local governments mandate that new roofs be installed with cool-roof designated shingles.
This designation, under California's Title 24 law, contains requirements for the thermal emittance, three-year aged reflectance, and Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of roofing materials used in new construction and re-roofing projects. Please ensure that the shingle roof color you select abides by Title 24. Colin Roofing ensures that all the new roofs we install for our customers comply with Title 24 requirements. Finally, if you would like to see a few shingle roof color samples, please peruse our slideshow below!
Shingle Roof Repair and Replacement
Roof leaks dreadful and paying excessive money for an unexpected roofing project can be discouraging for homeowners. An honest roofer will present you with all the options at your disposal when roofing issues arise. Just because your roof is damaged in one section does not mean the entire roof needs replacement. Sometimes, a general shingle roof maintenance can resolve your roofing needs. Other times, a shingle roof repair of a certain section that help your roof withstand the rain season. Once or twice in a lifetime, an entire roof replacement is the right choice when most of the roof is past its lifespan and failure to replace it will compromise the sheeting beneath the shingles.
Colin Roofing prides itself in giving customers tailor-made options to ensure they make a prudent and calculated choice for their roof. Get a free quote today by emailing us at email@example.com. We would love to work for you in the near future.
Which Shingle Roof is right for You?
Call us today to schedule a free consultation! You can reach us at (661)225-9855 to discuss your shingle roof replacement or shingle roof repair.
Get a free quote now! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use online measurements to calculate the cost of your shingle roof replacement.
The typical lifespan of a properly installed shingle roof is 20-30 years.
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