Most asphalt shingles require little or no maintenance and can be easily repaired if damaged. These products are available in all colors and dimensional and can be custome made to your requirments and also to complement a variety of roofing styles. The advantages are meaningless if the shingles are not corectly installed to standard. To locate a professional in your area click here
The initial installation of asphalt-saturated felt underlayment is highly recommended. It provides a safe second level of water resistance, it also protects the wood decking until the shingles are fully installed, it serves as extreme protection in the case a shingle is defective, or falls off and also that fire rating standards are met.
Most homeowners when re-roofing is underway then applying asphalt shingles directly over the insulation. Asphalt roofing manufacturers recommend against this practice for the following reasons: 1) shingles may be damaged or punctured when nailed onto a non-rigid surface, 2) the nail-holding power of shingles applied directly over insulation may not be adequate, leaving shingles prone to wind blow off, and 3) due to the insulation preventing heat dissipation underneath the shingles, heat build-up may accelerate the weathering and affect the long-term life of the roof. roofing questions??
As in all tear-offs, something must be done with the discarded material. Residential asphalt shingle tear-off is no exception. The asphaltic materials can be recycled into a high quality underlayment for private driveways and parking lots. With a little added asphalt, the material can be used to patch pot holes.
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