When you are building a new roof, which shingles do you go with? According to Millie Hindes of Watergate Roofing, choosing the best materials comes down to durability and style, and in these cases not all shingles are created equal.
“For durability and appearance, architectural shingles are the best for price and longevity. They have a 120 mile hour wind rating, and hold up to hail a little better than a 3-tab shingle, due to the fact that they are twice as heavy. The 3-tab shingle does not look as nice as the architectural shingle.”
“As for the longevity of shingles, most 30 or 40-year roof shingles are now considered lifetime. For example, many manufacturers will give a 50-year warranty to a 30-year shingle, as long as you also use three more products of the manufacturer. However, this does not mean you don’t need to worry about replacing your roof in the future. Weather, such and storms, high winds, and hail, can leave your roof in shambles, no matter what the warranty.”
Millie Hindes is happy to talk to you about all of your roofing needs. Contact her at Watergate Roofing.
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