Shingle Roof Services
The most common roofing material used today are shingles. They are inexpensive, easy to maintain, and capable of lasting for years. If you are looking for shingle repair or replacement in Birmingham, AL, give #1 Roofing a call today at (205) 538-3812 or (205) 873-4907. We specialize in shingle roofing services and handle any type of shingle issue you have.
Asphalt is the most popular material for shingles. It is the easiest to install and they last the longest, between twenty and fifty years. Cedar shake and other wood shingles are still used today. Though, in some areas, are restricted due to being highly flammable. Slate tiles are a popular material for those who are looking for a roof that will last hundreds of years but don’t mind the higher price tag. Since slate does not age, the roof is capable of lasting forever as long as it well maintained.
Shingle Repairs and Replacement
As shingles age, there are some common issues you may encounter. These are some of the difficulties you may face and what to look for so you can catch it early.
When shingles are first installed they overlap and lay flat against one another in order to protect the roof interior. Sometimes, shingles will begin to lift which usually happens when the shingles are not installed properly. Lifted shingles are not secured well enough to stay flat which can result in shingles tearing or blown off of the roof. Curling will occur due to improper ventilation in the roof system. Without ventilation, moisture will build up underneath the shingles and cause them to curl. Shingles that do not lay flat expose the roof structure to the sun and weather which can damage it over time.
Asphalt shingles are made with a layer of small granules that keep the shingles from cracking from sun exposure. Strong winds, hail, and rain can cause these granules to shed. If you notice these small grains in the gutters or strewn on the ground near your home, it is important to have someone inspect and repair the damage soon. Without the coating, shingles will begin to wear out and crack. This creates weak areas in the roof that will allow leaks to form causing more damage to your roof.
For quality you deserve from people you trust, #1 Roofing is available for shingle roof installation and repair in Birmingham, AL. If your roof has damaged shingles or needs worn shingles replaced, give us a call today at (205) 538-3812 or (205) 873-4907 for professional residential roofing services. We will do a thorough inspection of your roof to make sure any potential leaks are patched up to prevent further damage.