Designer Roofing Shingles Make Quality Statement
Those who own quality homes often require that same quality from the foundation to the peaks on their roof and designer roofing is often used to meet that desire. While slate roofs are exceptionally popular, they are expensive and require strengthening of the roof system to support the weight and they can be somewhat difficult to install.
Sunshine Contracting offers the following manufacturers of designer shingles (click below to read more and see color options):
Advantages of Designer Roofing Shingles
• Unique appearance
• Cost-effective solution
• Additional protection
• Durability and lifetime warranty
• Easy installation
Designer Roofing Helps Set Your Home Apart from the Rest
Today, the old reliable 3 tab asphalt shingle can be replaced with a designer roof that can have the appearance of a slate roof or shake shingles without the added cost. Additionally, today’s designer roof systems often come with lifetime warranties that make the investment well worth the additional cost. With the installation of protection for the roof deck, leak barriers and attic ventilation, a designer roof can set a home apart from all of the others in the neighborhood.
An Affordable Solution with Excellent Benefits
Cedar shake shingles have long been the standard of quality and value and, along with slate, have offered years of protection. However, the cost of these roofs has made it difficult for many homeowners to enjoy. Today’s designer systems are replacing those types of roofs, many offering the same appearance without the installation headaches and price, while affording homeowners excellent benefits and the appearance they seek.
Many designer roof systems include advanced protection with designer shingles produced in several layers, as opposed to the old asphalt shingles, made with a single layer with granules on one side. Many of these shingles consist of an asphalt layer topped with a fiberglass mat, and another layer of asphalt topped with granules to offer exceptional protection against weathering.
Durability and Lifetime Warranty
When considering a new roof installation it is import to think about two things; how well the materials can stand up to high winds and whether the materials used are in compliance with your state’s building code. Many homeowners are unaware that most states have established minimum requirements for construction materials, and some of the less expensive brands of roofing materials, barely meet those requirements.
Most designer roofing materials far exceed those minimum requirements, including being able to withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour, making a slight increase in cost a better value for their money. Then there is the lifetime warranty available from most manufacturers of designer roof systems. Many offer the first ten years without prorating them.
Installation of many designer shingles does not require the same careful layout that most of the 3 tab shingles require for a good look, which results in reducing the man hours required for installation. This reduces the labor costs making it an even better value, offsetting the additional cost for the quality materials.