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- Free Roof Estimate
- Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
- Fast Response Time
- We Work with All Insurance Companies
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About Our Shingle Roof 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 Afton, IA, 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!
What Are the Different Shingle Roof Types?
Most people think of asphalt composition material when they think of shingle roofs, however there are many variations of shingle roofs, such as wood and metal shingles. We'll talk about some of the other types below, but first let's go over some key items about asphalt shingles, because most people searching for Shingle Roof are looking for those.
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.
Believe it or not, they do make rubber shingles.
Wood Shingle/Wood Shake Roofs
Wood shake or wood shingle roofs are getting rare, but they used to be very common. Some areas no longer allow them because of the risk of fire. We can install them where allowed.
Slate Roofing Shingles, Tile Roofing Shingles
Not typically referred to as shingles, we do install and repair tile, slate, and stone roofing.
Solar Roof Tiles
These have only recently become available. If you’d like to consider solar shingles, contact us and we can help you explore this option. They tend to be between $2,000 and $2,500 per square. Given that Missouri often experiences heavy hail and limited sun compared to other areas of the country better adapted to solar, this may not be the best option for this area.
Does Your Shingle Roof Need To Be Replaced?
If you have not replaced your roof in the last 25 years, it's probably about time to take your roof out to pasture. Most asphalt shingles will last between 20-40 years under optimal conditions. If your roof has had a lot of traffic, leaves, hail, or is poorly ventilated, it can wear out much more quickly. Most of Iowa has experienced 5-10 hail storms just over the past few years, and this tends to prompt roof replacements. The asphalt becomes brittle and cracks, granules fall off, high winds can rip the mastic (black adhesive) seal apart and tear tabs off the shingle - especially on 3 tab roofs. Whatever the reason your roof might be worn out, Cook Roofing Company has a the experience and skills to meet your needs - including help with financing. So call us for a free estimate today at 515-305-3253.
Is DIY Shingle Roof Repair Possible?
Well that depends. People often ask this question because either they see a shingle missing, or insurance only paid to replace a couple of shingles. But a shingle roof is a roof system comprised of many components that stick together and seal out the elements. If you attempt to patch it - especially on an older, brittle roof – it could result in further issues. The best decision you can make as a homeowner is to call us, Cook Roofing Company for a free roof evaluation. We'll give you an honest and thorough estimate of the options you have for repairing or replacing your roof. If there's insurance involved, Cook Roofing Company will help you understand the process of getting your roof replaced, and you should only be out of pocket for your deductible (we'd waive it for you, but unfortunately that's illegal). We do offer deductible financing. Call 515-305-3253 today for a free estimate.