The Cook Roofing Company Difference:
- Free Roof Estimate
- Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
- Fast Response Time
- We Work with All Insurance Companies
- Certified & Insured
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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 Gravity, Iowa, 50848, 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!
Offering Architectural Shingle Roofing
Roof replacement is one of the most important investments you can make for your home. Whether it’s time to replace an old roof or just want to upgrade, we have what you need. We offer high-quality architectural shingles that will last and provide a lifetime workmanship warranty on our replacements. Our experienced team has replaced hundreds of roofs and is committed to making sure your new roof lasts for years to come. Our architectural shingles come with a lifetime workmanship warranty that covers any future leaks or damages. You can trust our company to provide the best quality materials and craftsmanship when it comes time for your next roof replacement. Give us a call today at 515-305-3253!
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.
When Should You Replace Your Shingle Roof?
If you’ve noticed your roof is looking a little worse for wear, it may be time to replace it. The asphalt shingles on most roofs will last around 15-25 years under optimal conditions. But if your roof has had a lot of external wear and tear via hail, fallen branches, etc., then it can wear out much faster than that time limit. Most of Iowa has experienced 5-10 hail storms just in the past several years and this can cause more roof replacements. Granules fall off the asphalt becomes brittle and cracks from high winds ripping apart mastic sealant (black sticky stuff) and tearing tabs off three tab roofs. If you find yourself in this situation, and it's been awhile since your roof has been installed, call us today for a free evaluation of your roof. We'll gauge whether there's damage to your roof that signals a replacement.
Maintaining a Shingle Roof on Your Own
If you have a shingle roof, it is essential to be aware of your repair options. There are many different types of roofs and they all require different care depending on the type. A leak can happen at any time, so it’s important to know what steps need to be taken to fix the problem as quickly and efficiently as possible. The best way to avoid leaks is by having routine maintenance done on your roof every year or two. This will help ensure that there are no problems with your roof before they become major issues that may cost thousands of dollars in repairs. You should also make sure that you have an emergency kit on hand just in case something does happen; this will include items such as tarps, buckets, towels, rope, and other items needed for minor emergencies like a small hole or leak from rain damage. It’s always better safe than sorry! Call Cook Roofing Company today at 515-305-3253 if you want us to inspect your roof! We offer free inspections and estimates, so call now!