When it comes to roofs in the state of New York, one of the most common that you’ll find is one created with asphalt shingles. And honestly, there is a great reason for that. Not only are they fairly easy to install, and a very affordable option, but they also give a great traditional look to your home. If you’re considering putting a new roof on your house, and you’re wanting to look at all the available options, we at Hudson Roofing NY LLC can certainly help you explore the idea of using this traditional favorite.
Essentially asphalt shingles are created from layering three different materials. – namely a base material, such as fiberglass, followed by a thin layer of asphalt – that’s what makes the shingles so water resistant– and a layer of rough granules, like fine grained sand, silt, or hard crushed stone. This is what gives the asphalt shingle it’s signature look. Some granules even have a type of anti-bacterial and anti-mold growth treatment to help to prevent the spread of algae and mold on your roof.
And while these shingles can truly be made to match basically every décor style imaginable, the different types of asphalt shingles fall into three basic categories. They are called strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. Each one offers different advantages when it comes to your home and budget concerns.
Strip shingles are also commonly called 3-tab shingles due to the way they are cut from the roll. These are the most basic of the shingles, and are made from just one layer of asphalt and appear extremely flat. Most people mistake them for slate shingles when viewed from the ground. Since they’re so basic, they usually are one of the more affordable option when it comes to re-roofing a home. In fact, many homeowners choose this type of shingles to do repairs on older homes when the budget is tight.
Dimensional shingles, or architectural shingles, however are quickly becoming one of the most popular options in the New York area. The reason is really quite simple. Since they are made from two or more layers of asphalt, they have a thicker, more multi-dimensional appearance, and can mimic the look of wood shake or even slate tiles. Since they are heavier, they also come with better warranty protection overall. If you want the look of stone or wood on your roof, but you want the longevity and durability of asphalt, these dimensional shingles may be a great option.
The third type of asphalt shingles that you’ll find on the market today are often called luxury shingles. As you may expect, these shingles are considered the highest quality that you can buy on the market today. Not only do the multiple layers offer superior protection against the weather and small animals, but they actually look stunning from the roadway or even flying overhead. In fact, many experts have mistaken these luxury shingles for high end slate or wood shake or tile material until they take a closer look.
There are three basic aspects that put asphalt shingles ahead of the pack when it comes to residential roofs. The first is that they are extremely budget friendly. Not only can you buy individual shingles for repair quite easily, but covering a normal roof with this material is often decidedly less than other options. The second is their versatility when it comes to their appearance. There is a wide range of colors, textures, and styles to choose from. If you have a specific look that you’re going for in your home, there is a very good chance that asphalt shingles can help you achieve it. The final reason most people choose asphalt shingles is the protection and durability that they offer. If they are properly installed, there are often fewer leak problems, resistance to uplift from high winds, and they are resistant to fire. Not only that, but with proper care and maintenance an asphalt roof can last a lifetime.
One of the best shingle roofing manufacturer Owens Corning prefer us to install their material correctly. We’ve also maintained at A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, with our clients’ routinely recommending us.You can count on us to provide you with interior & exterior constructions. As your number one go-to general contractor when it comes to various property improvement needs, we are able to provide the quality roofing service you need. Aside from that, we are also able to deliver an unrivaled services on stone work, siding, flooring, painting services, windows replacements as well as bathroom remodeling projects on your property.
At Hudson Contractors we have the experience and expertise you need to install a great asphalt shingle roof on your home. We’ll work with you to create the look you want, as well as one that you can afford. So if a new roof is in your future, give us a call today!