Why Choose Athens Remodeling & Roofing?
Residents and businesses in Northeast Georgia can rely on Athens Remodeling & Roofing for a wide range of residential and light commercial roofing services. Our locally owned and operated business exclusively uses top-notch supplies and equipment to guarantee high-quality results. In addition, we take great pride in the quality of our work, which is the result of years of experienced craftsmanship. There is no problem too big or too small for our team of licensed and insured asphalt roofers to handle. Besides providing swift and reliable services, we can also supply a long-lasting, high-quality roof at an affordable price. Call us today and request a consultation and free estimate.
Benefits of Asphalt Shingle Roofs
It’s no surprise that asphalt shingles have been the most popular roofing material in North America. Here are some of the advantages of installing asphalt shingle roofs:
Color & designAsphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors. Various architectural designs are available, and some even imitate the appearance of different materials like cedar and slate. This gives you the opportunity to select a roofing material in a color or design that complements the rest of your property.
Weather-resistantTraditional asphalt shingles can withstand a wide range of climates and temperatures. In addition, it is impervious to water and snow.
Roof ventilationThe temperature of a building can be lowered by a few degrees when asphalt shingles are installed. Another benefit of using asphalt shingles as a roofing material is that they include an underlayment that helps deflect solar infrared rays, which keeps the house cooler in the hot summer months.
Cost-effectiveWhile asphalt shingles are among the most affordable options for new roofs, they also deliver the best value in the long run. When installing them, they don't require any particular equipment or accessories, like wall terminations, vent flashing, or roof edges.
Sound insulationIf you have asphalt shingles on your roof, it helps bloke out noise pollution from traffic, storms, or neighbors.
Easily repairedEven though shingle replacement or repair is not rare, it is not as dramatic or costly as fixing other roof types. Repairing roof shingles may mean replacing only small sections or individual shingles rather than large pieces.
Traditional lookThis type of roofing material is ideal if you want a more classic appearance for the exterior of your property. Shingles have been used as a roofing material for many years, and their popularity isn't new. With a more traditional appearance, many prefer them to metal or alternative contemporary roofing materials.
Rust-resistantOxidation is a common problem with metal roofs, especially by the ocean. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, don't corrode or rust.
VersatilityIt is possible to use asphalt shingles as roof coverings for a wide range of roof shapes, angles, and forms. They are flexible and work with most slopes and structures. Asphalt shingles can be used on any type of roof, from a cross-hipped roof to a Dutch gable.
Asphalt Shingle Roof Maintenance
If you have an asphalt shingle roof, regular inspections by a professional are necessary to keep it in good condition. We will look for mold growth, plant debris, broken or buckled shingles, weakened flashing, and more. Even if there aren’t any signs of damage, property owners should have asphalt roofers examine and maintain their roof regularly. Keeping it in great shape can help safeguard the structure’s integrity. A roof that isn’t properly cared for won’t last long and might need to be repaired or replaced far sooner than necessary. As such, the money you spend on maintenance now could end up paying off significantly in the future.
What Our Customers Can Expect:
Step 1: Free EstimateTo better understand your requirements, a member of our staff will speak with you and give a free estimate, including the project's scope and costs.
Step 2: Project ManagerA single project manager will handle all your asphalt shingle roof repairs and maintenance concerns.
Step 3: Punctual ServiceOnce we've determined a timetable, our asphalt roofing experts will go to work. You can count on our guarantee of punctual service.
Step 4: Customer SatisfactionUpon completion, everything will be double-checked to ensure that it meets our strict standards and that you're delighted with the output.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Design Factors to Consider
Strip vs. Dimensional vs. LuxuryStrip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles are some of the most popular asphalt shingle options on the market today.
ShapeA range of shingle shapes are available if you like a distinctive design. You can opt for shingles that seem like slate roofs, wood shakes, and more.
Architectural styleThese shingles come in many different styles that can give your property a more luxurious appearance.
ColorThere are a wide variety of brown and gray asphalt shingles to choose from, allowing them to match your siding color easily. Various colors of green and blue are also available.
Steps Athens R&R Take to Properly Install a New Asphalt Shingle Roof
When you hire us to install an asphalt shingle roof, you can rest assured that the materials and workmanship will be of the highest standard. Here’s what to expect during the installation:
- Ensuring safety first: There are several safety issues when working on a roof, including the danger of falling. Safety is of the utmost importance to our team of experienced roof shingle installers, who have received extensive training in safety.
- Considering your roof’s slope and other factors: The slope of asphalt roofing shingles is critical because they rely on gravity to drain rainwater or melted snow.
- Preparing the deck: The roof deck must be free from gaps and holes, dry, and securely fixed to the support beams before we can begin installing any asphalt shingle roofing materials.
- Installing the drip edge: We will install your roof from the bottom-up, starting with the drip edge.
- Putting ice dam protection at the eaves: The next step is to install the self-adhering barrier, which goes on top of the drip edge.
- Installing the underlayment: A synthetic or asphalt-saturated felt roof underlayment is the next step in the installation process.
- Covering the valleys and joints: Areas on the roof where a shingle layer is interrupted, penetrated, or meets a wall are often prone to leaks. Flashing is required in these spots to keep water flowing downslope.
- Placing the shingles: Asphalt shingles are finally ready for laying after all the preparatory and installation work is completed. The installation process is the same, no matter what asphalt shingle style or type you choose. We begin at the bottom and work our way up the roof, overlapping as we go.
- Adding hip and ridge caps: As soon as we’ve finished installing the field shingles, we’ll attach individual ridge caps so that water may flow down both slopes.
Frequently Asked Questions
When installing shingles on a roof, we start at the bottom and work our way up to the top, overlapping each shingle as we go along.
Although asphalt shingle roofing underlayment is important, it is not always required. It is meant to protect your roof from bad weather, seeping moisture, and repercussions like mold growth.
Asphalt shingle roofs are not the most resilient type. They are prone to damage by high winds and the development of mold and mildew. It’s also not the most energy efficient option.
Asphalt shingle roofs have a lifespan of 15 to 25 years, provided they are properly maintained, and no major environmental events or disasters occur.
Your roof should be fine for the first ten years unless you discover a particular issue or a tree crashes on it. Most experts suggest that you have your roof inspected twice a year after the first ten years.
Luxury asphalt shingles are the best available for aesthetics and usefulness. Their unique design and function make them stand out from the rest of the pack.
When picking asphalt shingles for your home, consider the type, shape, color, and architectural style that will fit well with the rest of your property.