When we discuss a shingle roof we are talking about asphalt shingle roofing in general. Though there is all manner of shingle materials including wood, metal and even solar (yes, you read that correctly, there are now electricity producing shingles check out an article here about solar shingles), we are generalizing the use of asphalt shingles. The reason is that this is by far the most commonly used shingle type in the United States.
Asphalt shingle roofs are very durable and hold up to harsh summers like those down in the New Orleans area as well as one of the lowest installation costs. Most asphalt shingles are covered with a granulated ceramic most resembling coarse sand or finely ground rock. Asphalt shingles are nothing more than paper that is saturated with asphalt topped with the ceramic granules. The composition is simple in nature but creates a great water barrier. Most shingle roofs are rated 10-30 years however it is very common to go longer. As shingles age, they will change in color mostly caused by the granules being eroded by the elements over time, therefore, causing them to degrade.
Installing Shingle Roofs
Most shingle roofs in the greater New Orleans area can be totally reroofed within 1-3 days depending on the size of the roof and the cuts of the roof. Cuts is a roofing term used to describe hips, valleys, and peaks on a roof. The more hips, valleys, and peaks the more “cut up” a roof is and therefore the more complex the installation. Typically seen in larger luxury homes than the typical residential home under 3,000 square feet.
Shingle Roof Costs
Budget is a factor in any construction project which is why shingle roofs are so popular. Shingle roofs are inexpensive to install but require a licensed roofing contractor in the New Orleans area like Clayton Construction Service. Click here to search Yelp for roofing contractors for yourself. The biggest expense with most shingle roof installations will be the cost of the shingles. If you are looking to get a free quote for your home or office, simply call or click. If you prefer to search other contractors use the Yelp search link above to help read reviews and see what other people are saying.