Architectural Shingles in Paducah, Texas

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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 Paducah, 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 806-424-4541 to experience the Cook Roofing Company difference!

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Architectural Shingles

There are many different types of shingles. One of the most common shingles is architectural shingles, which are simply asphalt shingles built with a heavier base and multiple layers of materials. These shingles are our bread and butter. Roof replacements that involve laminate architectural shingles are the main part of our business. Cook Roofing Company has replaced hundreds of shingle roofs and provided a lifetime workmanship warranty for our replacements. We utilize quality architectural shingles, synthetic underlayment, and high-end flashing to make sure your new roof lasts for years to come. Contact us today at 806-424-4541 for your new roof!

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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 Texas 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.

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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 806-424-4541 if you want us to inspect your roof! We offer free inspections and estimates, so call now!

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FAQ

What Separates Architectural Shingles from Other Shingles?
Both of these shingles are a type of asphalt shingle. As the name suggests, three-tab have cutouts that make each shingle appear to have three different sections. Architectural shingles don't have cutouts. Their lower parts are laminated and have an additional asphalt layer. They are also denser than three-tab shingles because of the extra layer, which means that they also have a better windproof rating (up to 60 mph vs. 120 mph). Also, three-tab shingles have manufacturer's warranties of 25 years, and architectural shingles have a warranty of 40 to 50 years. Three-tab shingles are less expensive, but architectural shingles have more to offer.
Are Architectural Shingles Better than 3-Tab?
Well, that, of course, depends on your roofing preferences. If you want the cheapest option, then three-tab shingles are going to be the pick for you. However, if you're okay with the extra price, then there are a lot of reasons that architectural shingles will be the better choice for you. For instance, if you want a more durable and higher windproofed shingle for extra protection for your home, then architectural shingles are the better choice for you. Architectural shingles are almost twice as thick as three-tab shingles, and the windproof rating is twice as good at 120 mph. If you also want the flexibility to make your shingles look like a more premium material, architectural shingles have a multi-dimensional look and a unique composition to make that happen (for materials like cedar, slate, etc.).
Are Architectural Shingles Worth the Cost?
It depends on your roofing preferences. Architectural shingles are a type of asphalt shingle, and they run on the low side of shingle costs, relatively speaking. However, architectural shingles are a more expensive type of asphalt shingle, but that doesn't mean it doesn't come with its perks. They have a decently high windproof rating for an asphalt shingle at 120 mph, so if you live in a region prone to tornadoes or heavy storms, then they're perfect for you. They also a more dense asphalt shingle and will better protect your roof from damage caused by hail, falling tree branches, etc. The lower portion of architectural shingles are laminated and give it a dimensional look that will give your roof more character than your typical asphalt shingle. So, if you think those benefits are something you're looking for, and you want to save money by going with asphalt shingles, then architectural shingles will probably be worth the cost to you.

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