We offer an array of asphalt shingles to cater to our customer’s unique needs. The expert roofers of Big G Roofing & More Inc. have specialized experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of shingle roofs in South Florida’s Dade and Broward counties. With so many different varieties of shingles to choose from, asphalt shingles remain the number one choice among homeowners and contractors around the world. Why is that? Not only are they less costly than wood, tile, metal, and slate, they are readily available and come in a variety of styles and colors to match any kind of home. Their guaranteed life span also makes them tough competition to beat. If you’re interested in learning more about asphalt shingles and whether or not they are right for your South Florida home, contact us.
Fiberglass vs. Organic
Asphalt shingles are available in two varieties: fiberglass and organic. Fiberglass shingles have a base mat made of woven fiberglass, while organic mat-based shingles start with a base of recycled felt paper. Both are then saturated with asphalt for waterproofing, and finally coated with adhesive asphalt that’s embedded with ceramic granules. Because of the fact that they consist of 40% more asphalt than fiberglass, organic mat-based shingles are heftier in weight as well as cost. Even though they’re labeled as “organic,” the additional asphalt content makes them less environmentally friendly.
Three Tab vs. Architectural
Asphalt shingles are manufactured in two different types: Three-tab and Architectural. Three-tab shingles are distinguished by – you guessed it! — tabs. These tabs are the cutouts that run along the lower long edge of the shingle. The three comes from the fact that even though they’re one whole piece, they look like three individual shingles. Three-tab shingles have been around a long time and are still the most popular as well as economical shingle today. Architectural asphalt shingles do not have cutouts, but their lower portion contains an additional laminated asphalt layer. This creates the high definition, ultra dimensional look that gives them their name.
If you’re in the market for a new shingled roof, and you’re in the South Florida area, consider Big G Roofing & More Inc. A new shingle roof adds major value to your home. Having a new roof that’s on trend with today’s aesthetics is a great selling point for prospective home buyers. The longevity, durability, upkeep, and efficiency of a shingle roof make it a smart investment for any homeowner.
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