Shingle Roofing in El Paso
Driving down the streets in El Paso, you’ll probably notice that many of the houses have shingle roofing. Shingle roofing is a type of roofing that uses asphalt, tile, or wood shingles to protect the underlayment of the roof. Shingle roofs are effective at keeping your home covered, but they aren’t always perfect. When you do need repairs or a full replacement, El Paso Roofing can help!
Types of Shingle Roofing
The most common type of shingle roofing is asphalt shingles, but many people opt for tile or wood as well. Asphalt shingles are made to waterproof the roof and can be made from two main materials; fiberglass or from a previously living organic base made from cellulose, wood fiber, or paper waste.
Tile shingles are typically made from clay or concrete and are durable and aesthetically pleasing, though severe damage may cause them to crack or break. Wood shingles have been around for many years. They were even used during colonial times, though they’re very different now. Wood shingles can be made from cedar, oak, and other woods and can be used as a material for both roofing and siding.
How Long Does Shingle Roofing Last?
How long shingle roofing lasts depends on the roofing material you use. Asphalt shingles last approximately 20 to 30 years. Wood also lasts up to 30 years while clay and concrete tile roofing can last over 100 years. That’s a long time. But of course, you’ll get the most out of your roof’s life expectancy if you hire someone to regularly maintain and repair it. Another great way to make your roof last longer is by hiring someone to add a roof coating. Roof coatings better protect your roof from the environment while also extending its lifespan.
The issues you’ll encounter with your roof will also depend on the kind of roof you have. For asphalt shingles, the most common issues you may see include blistering, curling, and premature cracking in the shingles. When damaged, the shingle granules may also fall off. If your roof shingles look like this, but they’re relatively new, it’s often a telltale sign of trouble.
Tile shingles can last a long time, as we just mentioned, but they are also prone to cracking, especially after a large hailstorm or from fallen debris. Wood shingles typically fall victim to mold and fungi, especially in humid environments, but can also split and crack.
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Whether you need a roof installation or repair, El Paso Roofing Co. has you covered. Contact us today for more information.