Architectural Shingles in Millerton, Iowa

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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 Millerton, Iowa, 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!

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Dealing with Architectural Shingles

You’ll never need to worry about your roof again when you hire Cook Roofing Company for all of your replacement needs. We use quality materials and provide lifetime workmanship warranties on every single one of our jobs – that’s something no other company can say they do! You deserve the best! Your home deserves the best! Let us help you find out if your current roof needs replacing or upgrading with quality architectural shingles from Cook Roofing Company today! Call us at 515-305-3253 now for more information about how we can help protect your investment in your home

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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.

How Do You Know If Your Shingle Roof Needs To Be Replaced?

If you have not replaced your roof in the past 15-20 years, it may be time. Most asphalt shingles will last between 15-25 years under optimal conditions. If your roof has had a lot of traffic, leaves, hail, or is poorly ventilated, it can wear out much faster. Most of Iowa has experienced 5-10 hail storms just over the past few years, and this tends to prompt roof replacements. Granules fall off, the asphalt becomes brittle and cracks, high winds can rip the mastic (black sticky stuff) seal apart and tear tabs off the shingle - especially on three-tab roofs. Whatever the reason your roof might be worn out, Cook Roofing Company has a plan to meet your needs - including financing. So call us for a free estimate today at 515-305-3253.

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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 515-305-3253 for a free evaluation so you can know exactly how extensive the damage is and what to do.

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FAQ

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.
What are Architectural Shingles?
Architectural shingles are a type of asphalt shingle. These shingles are often compared to the other type of asphalt shingle, three-tab shingles, but there are some key differences. Architectural shingles are almost twice as thick as three-tab shingles, making them more durable. They also have a unique look that gives them extra use; you can use the dimensional look to make these shingles look like other materials such as cedar and slate. Architectural shingles also weigh more than three-tab shingles, so they have a higher wind rating of around 80-120 mph.

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