For over the last 150 years, asphalt shingles have been the most widely used and most effective type of roofing. Four out of five homes in the U.S. today have asphalt shingles installed on their roofs. One of the main reasons for this is the wide variety of options that are given to homeowners and builders alike.
Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable options to homeowners and provide great value for the money. Just as homeowners and business owners are looking to protect their investment, Weathertight Roofing is looking at doing the same thing by providing professional installation with an unparalleled warranty – ensuring that your roof is being installed with the highest level of professionalism available.
Asphalt shingles are best used in steep slope applications greater than a 3/12 pitch. They provide a fantastic color enhancement to many homes and commercial buildings as the color choices are perfect for any color schematic. When used with the proper roofing system, it is nearly impossible to beat a professionally installed asphalt roof. The popularity of shingles is due to their low cost, ease of installation, light weight – as compared to tile or clay and low maintenance requirements.
There are many types of warranties available based on the shingle manufacturer and installer. From ten year warranties to limited lifetime warranties on the product, the options vary with each manufacturer and installer based upon the type of shingle installed, the certification of the installer and the application method used to install the shingles.
The selection process of who you choose to install your roof is equally, if not more, important than the type of shingles installed. The reason for this is two-fold. First, if the shingles are not installed correctly, the manufacturer will not likely warrant the product. Secondly, the manufacturer may cover the material but they will not cover the labor to replace the shingles. This goes back to the installer. There are a lot of “roofers” that operate out of the back of their trucks and when something goes bad with one of their roofs – and it generally happens – they are nowhere to be found. Make sure that the roofer that you choose is licensed, bonded and insured and ask to see the certificates for each and make sure they are current. If something happens while they are on your roof and they are not insured it falls back to you and your insurance company. Weathertight Roofing provides a five year installation warranty on all of our roofs!
There are many options when it comes to asphalt shingles. Choose the right manufacturer, choose the right color and choose Weathertight Roofing as the right professional installer for your roofing needs.
“I would hire Weathertight Roofing Inc, again anytime to re-roof our home, and we highly recommend them to others if you seek a competent, honest, firm that arrives when they say they will, and gets the job done on the date they say as well.”- Terry Engelking
“Their quality of work is top of the line and they stand behind their work 100%”- Jake Henery
“The workmanship is outstanding!”- Alex Silva
“The finished product looks great.”- Greg Johnson
“The new roof is beautiful!”- Susie Patterson