Architectural Shingles in Sonora, Texas

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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 432-223-0542 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 Sonora, TX, 76950, 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 432-223-0542 to experience the Cook Roofing Company difference!

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Cook Roofing Company and Architectural Shingles

Do you have a roofing emergency? Cook Roofing Company is the best place for your roofing needs. We specialize in architectural shingle roofs and offer lifetime workmanship warranties on all of our replacements. Architectural shingles are a type of asphalt shingle with a heavier base mat and is composed of several materials. Our team has replaced hundreds of roofs with architectural shingles, so we know how to get the job done right. Whether you need a new roof or just some repairs, we can help! Our shingle roofs are made with quality materials that will last for years to come. If you want to know more about our workmanship warranty, give us a call today!

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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.

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!

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Can You Fix Your Shingle Roof on Your Own?

What should you do if your roof is leaking? If the leak is large and there is significant structural damage, such as buckling or bulging that cannot easily be repaired with patching materials, then replacing the entire roof may be necessary. However, if only one part of the structure needs repair, then this can often simply mean reroofing an affected area instead; these repairs are typically much less expensive and simple enough to fix yourself if you’re willing to take on the challenge. If the damage is too extensive, then you should call the professionals. A shingle roof is made up of many different components layered together to protect your home from harsh conditions. If your roof is old, a repair that you do yourself may be more detrimental to that system and cause additional problems in the future. To know for sure whether you can tackle a repair on your own, you can call Cook Roofing Company today at 432-223-0542 for a free evaluation so you can know exactly how extensive the damage is and what to do.

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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 Easier to Install?
Architectural shingles are easier to install than other types of shingles. Of asphalt shingles, architectural shingles are not easier to install than three-tab shingles. However, asphalt shingles, on the whole, are easier to install than other premium shingles. Because asphalt shingles are easy to install and have a relatively good density and windproof grade, they are the most popular shingles in use in North America.
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.).

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