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Blaine Roof Repair & Replacement; Choosing the Right Material For your New Roof

When architectural shingles first launched in the '70s, they were a game-changer for roofing contractors and consumers looking for a higher-end product. This product answered all of the shortcomings that traditional 3-tab asphalt strip shingles and became the preferred choice for many professional roofers in Blaine.

If you need to replace your old roof, Best Siding Company is the preferred local roofing contractor because of our expertise, application of products specifically designed for our climate, and outstanding warranty options

Wood shake roofing holds unmatched beauty, protection, and lasts a long time, but is difficult to maintain. Slate roofs are remarkably durable but are expensive to manufacture and even harder to install. Plus, not every home can take the weight of a slate roof system. Metal roofing is another durable material that lasts a long time and is relatively easy to maintain, but also comes at a higher price tag.

Next, we have asphalt roof shingles which are found on more roofs in the United States than any other kind of roofing material. Traditionally, these shingles came in 3-tab strips that are pretty thin made up of a single layer of asphalt and matting. These shingles are very economical and fulfill many roofing needs. Most 3-tab shingles have a warranty of 20-30 years. The main dilemma for most homeowners despite the low cost of 3-tab shingles is their low wind speed rating of 60 mph.

On the other hand, architectural shingles have wind speeds of over 100 mph and the GAF Timberline HDZ shingle is the first in the industry to have a no wind speed warranty. Architectural shingles are similar in comparison but much thicker than traditional 3-tab shingles. With increased thickness does come more weight, so once again, some homes may need reinforcement to sustain the weight of an architectural roof, but most well-built homes are good.

A local roofer in Blaine will be able to assess whether your home is a candidate for architectural roof shingles

Architectural shingles cost more money upfront, but the financial benefits will be seen in the long run so long as you take good care of your roof. Some homeowners neglect their roof after installation and even the best roofing materials need routine maintenance and repair when the weather damaged them. Often referred to as dimensional shingles because of the depth and dimension they add to your roof, architectural shingles are made with stringer adhesives and more surface granules.

These features help make these shingles last longer and protect your home better, along with their extended warranties compared to 3-tab shingles. Homeowners can get warranties for their new architectural shingle roofs that are 30-50 years long, and even lifetime coverage on materials and workmanship. You can find more warranty information about the GAF products we install here on our website. Our Blaine roofing experts will help you choose the best asphalt shingles for your needs and budget. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions or to request a free estimate for your home.

Call Best Siding Company at (763) 413-0500

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April 8, 2021
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