2013 has brought forth more residential roofing materials than ever. Despite a rise in sales of alternative roofing materials like metal roofing, asphalt roofing shingles continue to be the number one choice by more than two thirds of American homeowners. That is something to keep in mind if you are selling your home in the future and considering installing a metal roof.
At Ron Ferris and Son,we focus solely on the removal and installation of asphalt roofing shingles and Rochester flat roofing. We offer a variety of roofing solutions to meet your specific needs but most of the roofing shingles we carry fall into three distinct categories:
Traditional shingles are the first option we will review for residential re roofing in Rochester NY. They have a single ply fiberglass construction designed for long lasting performance and durability. Traditional shingles have the least dramatic face exposure at 5″ and most 3 in 1 shingles utilize a 12″ tab totaling 36″ shingle width. Average weight per square is usually 205-240 lbs depending on shingle brand and most shingle manufacturer warranties are 25-30 years,but prorated after 5.
Next, we will look at Luxury series shingles. Luxury series offers a much more dramatic look of distinction with wider tabs and taller face exposures. With two and three piece fiberglass base shingles and randomly applied tabs, some luxury shingles offer a virtual five layers of protection when applied over your roof decking. Luxury series shingles carry a greater wind resistance ratings than designer asphalt shingles and most shingle manufacturers offer a lifetime limited warranty. These can weigh in at a whopping 425 lbs per square. Unfortunately the price carries a heavy weight too, and can cost two or three times the price of an architectural shingle.
Last but not least is our designer asphalt shingle. Designer roofing shingles are the number choice of homeowners installing a new roof in Rochester NY. These shingles have great curb appeal and offer excellent protection from the elements. Most have a two piece laminated fiberglass base construction. Classic shades and dimensional appearance give these shingles the look of natural wood or slate. They are a great compliment to any homes exterior and they won’t break the bank. Designer shingles weigh in at 200 lbs all the way up to 300 lbs for premium designer series and most now carry a lifetime limited warranty if your installation is completed by a certified Shingle Master Company like Ron Ferris and Son.
No matter which shingle you choose make sure you call a roofing contractor Rochester NY that you can trust. With offer 30 years of dedication to our community and a focus on residential roofing, we are Rochester’s factory certified roofing specialist. We have the knowledge to handle any and all of your roofing needs. Whether your project is a cedar shake tear off or new construction roofing, our master shingle applicators will treat your home like their own. We are Rochester’s cleanest roofing company and always protect your vinyl siding and landscaping while performing roof tear offs in Rochester NY.
So call RFS today for your free roofing estimate on a new lifetime roofing system or request a free estimate online at ronferrisandsonroofing.com