The Cook Roofing Company Difference:
- Free Roof Estimate
- Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
- Fast Response Time
- We Work with All Insurance Companies
- Certified & Insured
- 5-Star Google Rating
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 Portsmouth, IA, 51565, 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!
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 515-305-3253 for your new roof!
What are the Types Of Shingle Roofs?
When it comes to picking the perfect roof, there are a number of options. The most common roofs you'll see when shopping for new ones will be asphalt shingles or metal. If your home is on an incline, then metals may come in handy because they're lightweight and durable - but what if your house has flat pitches? That's where having an asphalt shingle can help out! They have plenty of different colors and styles that would match any style of architecture from modern to traditional; just make sure you find one with good warranty coverage so that way all those worries about leaks go away too!
Asphalt Shingle Roofs
If you have asphalt shingles, then you've probably noticed that they are bit different from other shingles in terms of thickness and general style. Typically, asphalt roofs these days will use something called composition laminated shingle; this is a fiberglass mat embedded with an asphalt compound and granules.
3 Tab Shingle Roofs
Three-tab shingles are an iconic style that is reminiscent of a simpler time. They haven't been used much in recent years and have gradually been replaced by more modern styles. If you don't need to upgrade but like the classic look, it's still possible to convert your current roof into architectural style shingles without breaking the bank!
Architectural Shingle Roofs
Architectural shingles are the perfect choice for a home with character. The wood-like look of laminated composite shingle roofs give your house that cozy, rustic quality and you can choose from an array of colors to suit your style!
Some people say that even impact-resistant shingles can't be totally protected from hail and other objects, but we've found insurance companies to not pay out on these claims if impact-resistant shingles have shielded the roof from an object like a tree branch. Our opinion is your money would be better saved as deductible rather than paying extra for something you may never need; however some local contractors will try their best to sell it anyways!
Wind Rated Shingles
Homeowners should be aware of the types of wind their roof can withstand. Not all shingles will hold up in strong winds, so it is important to get the right ones for your home and lifestyle. The average homeowner might not think about this very often because these events are infrequent, but knowing what rating they need on their roofs could keep them safe when a storm does happen. Most architectural shingles have ratings that go as high 110 mph depending which one you purchase while there are others with 150 mph or more durability if necessary.
High Profile, Scalloped, or Other Shingles
You deserve a roof that looks great and lasts long - which is exactly what our team of experts will provide. When it comes to finding the right shingle, there are many options available on the market today! L-shaped ones with scallops or slate lookalikes are just some of them. Just make sure you know that some are high-profile and will cost more than the average shingle before making any decisions.
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.
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!