Comprehensive Shingle Roofing Services
Family and locally owned Isaacs Roofing & Sheet Metal is here to offer superior asphalt shingle roof installation services to you. Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in the United States, delivering quality protection and durability at a very affordable price.
We understand that you need a contractor who is going to install your new roof correctly the first time and be around after the sale to warranty for any future issues that may arise. Let us be your reliable roofing contractor.
We will be there for you to repair shingle problems such as shingle failure, cupping and splicing. Isaacs Roofing provides a two-year in-house warranty in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty. Call us for a FREE estimate or consultation. Now offering $250 off any new roof.
Types of Asphalt Shingles
- Basic three-tab shingle
- No cut out shingle
- Dimensional shingles
- “T” lock or interlocking shingle
- Angle-lap shingle
- Many specialty shingles such as those imitating the appearance of cedar and slate roofing
What Are Asphalt Shingles?
Asphalt shingles come in two basic types: glass fiber (a.k.a. fiber glass) and organic. By far, the more popular shingles are the glass fiber ones. Reasons include:
- They are cheaper and easier to manufacturer than organic shingles
- Easier to work with
- May be a personal preference of the roofing contractor
Organic shingles contain around 40% more asphalt per square (100 sq ft) than their glass fiber counterpart, making them to weigh more and giving them excellent durability and blow-off resistance.
How Long Do Shingles Last?
The lifespan of asphalt shingles depends highly on the environment. The hotter the environment is, the shorter the service life of the shingles. One thing that’s very damaging to shingles is thermal shock. This is what roofing materials experience when the ambient temperature changes dramatically within a very short period of time, usually 24 hours.
Water may damage shingles in a freeze-thaw cycle. In the cold months, water will get into the cracks and then freeze at night. Water expands as it freezes so the more this occurs, the bigger the cracks or splits become.
This is why most roofing contractors and consultants are such big advocates of sloped roofs. The better the roof sheds water, the lesser problems it will usually experience.
Still another factor affecting asphalt shingle roofs is attic ventilation. Proper roof ventilation has been known to extend the life of a roof.