The Cook Roofing Company Difference:
- Free Roof Estimate
- Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
- Fast Response Time
- We Work with All Insurance Companies
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About Our Architectural Shingles Services
Here at Cook Roofing Company, we provide all of our valued customers with the highest quality support and treatment. Cook Roofing Company provides free roof inspections. We back all our work with a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty, so you know we'll be around, and we don't take shortcuts. Call 515-305-3253 now!
Not only do Cook Roofing Company professionals understand how roofs are built, but when it comes to many other aspects of construction and repairs on your commercial or residential property in Afton, IA, 50830, Cook Roofing Company will make sure that all the work is done right, so that your property looks great and is secure and dry again for years to come. Call today at 515-305-3253 to experience the Cook Roofing Company difference!
Laminate architectural shingle roof replacement is our main business. Cook Roofing Company has replaced hundreds of composition shingle roofs in the Union County area, and provides an unmatched Lifetime Workmanship Warranty. We use quality shingles, synthetic felt underlayment, and new flashing to ensure your new roof provides years of service. Whether your roof is just old and worn out, or if you have storm damage and an insurance claim, we can take care of it. Call 515-305-3253 today your Free Estimate!
Types Of Shingle Roofs
There are a lot of different types of shingles out there. When most people hear “shingle roof,” they are typically thinking about asphalt shingles. And chances are, that’s what you have on your home or business. The next most common roofs are metal and flat roofs. Flat roofs are used where the pitch or slope is flat or nearly flat. Neither shingles nor metal are good for roof slopes lower than 0.5/12 (a half inch of rise or less, per every 12 inches of run or horizontal surface).
Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Most asphalt shingle roofs these days use a composition laminated shingle – usually a fiberglass mat embedded with an asphalt compound, and granules. The main way they differ is in style and thickness.
3 Tab Shingle Roofs
Three-tab shingles (3-tab) are an older style, and have the familiar staggered rectangle – brick – pattern. These aren’t used much anymore, and have been gradually replaced with more modern looking styles. If you have a 3-tab roof and insurance writes it for replacement, they may write an estimate for replacement with 3-tab shingles. Most people just upgrade to architectural shingles for a small additional cost.
Architectural Shingle Roofs
The most common shingles in use now are dimensional architectural shingles, aka laminated composite shingles. These have a staggered look, more like wood shake roofs, and often have varied color to give them even more dimensional appearance.
Impact Resistant Shingles
The idea is that these shingles are resistant to, or impervious to, impacts from hail and other objects (tree branches, etc). In reality, even impact-resistant shingles sometimes get damaged by hail. But in our experience, sometimes insurance will not pay for hail damage to impact-resistant shingles. Our opinion is that your money would be better saved for use as a deductible in the event that your roof is ever hit by hail, rather than spending the extra money on these shingles. But some local roofing companies will try to sell you on them anyway.
Wind Rated Shingles
All shingles have a wind rating. But some areas of the country have requirements for certain wind ratings, such as the central and southern US Atlantic and Gulf coastal areas. Most architectural shingles are rated up to 110 mph (Owens Corning OakRidge are an example), but some are up to 130/150 mph such as Owens Corning Duration line. The Springfield MO area does occasionally get straight line winds and gusts over 100 mph, but they are not generally sustained like in a hurricane. And if a 200+ mph tornado is nearby, shingles might not really be your main concern. No shingles are rated that high.
High Profile, Scalloped, or Other Designer Shingles
There are a lot of designer shingles – some have L shapes, some have scallops, some look like slate, etc. These come at a premium but are still less costly than actual slate tile roofs. If you’re interested in these types of shingle, Cook Roofing Company can help you explore your options.
Is it the Right Time to Replace Your Shingle Roof?
Your roof is wearing out. The average lifespan of a roof ranges from 15-25 years, depending on the quality and type of shingles you have installed. If your home has had hail storms or high winds in recent years, it may be time to replace your roof before it becomes even more damaged. Roofers are experts at installing new roofs for homes that need them. They can also repair any damage caused by weather or other factors that might make your current roof unsafe to live under anymore. You don't want to wait until there's a leak in your ceiling before you call someone - get an estimate today!
Should You Repair a Shingle Roof on Your Own?
Yes, if your roof is relatively new and you're looking for a temporary fix. The lifespan of a roof can be extended with proper maintenance. A newer shingled roof has material that better seals out the weather, which means it is more durable and can withstand an attempted repair without being compromised. If you go to patch a crack on your old brittle shingle roof, especially if not done by professionals or someone with experience in this field, you risk causing even bigger issues! The best course of action would be calling Cook Roofing Company for a free estimate where we'll give you honest and thorough advice about repairing or replacing your older, fragile roof.