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Asphalt Shingles Are An Industry Staple
Asphalt shingles are hands down the most popular material used for roof replacement in the United States – four out of every five homes in the nation have asphalt shingles on their roof. The primary reason for this is asphalt shingles have consistently provided both a reliable and budget-friendly option for homeowners.
In terms of performance and affordability, it is hard to match asphalt shingles when replacing your roof. Asphalt shingles are not only a less labor-intensive type of roofing material to replace – lowering labor costs relative to other types of shingles – but they are also the most readily stocked and mass-produced roofing material throughout the United States. Not all asphalt shingles are made equal, however, and not all roofing contractors provide the quality roofing installation required for long-term reliability and peace of mind. While manufacturer material warranties against defects on asphalt shingles used in roof replacements tend to be atleast twenty years, labor and workmanship warranties range anywhere from one year to fifty years.
Most roofing contractors do not want to put more than a five year labor or workmanship warranty on shingles they do not trust to withstand the elements. When looking for a roofing contractor to complete your roof replacement project, it is essential not only to find out what kind of certifications they hold and what guidelines they use for roof replacement work, but also to make sure they are using a shingle that they themselves dont expect to fail in the near future.
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Architectural Shingles vs. Traditional 3-Tab Shingles
A 3-tab shingle is a type of asphalt roof shingle that is flat and has three tabs or sections that resemble individual shingles. Each tab has a distinct shape and the tabs are evenly spaced along the shingle to create a uniform appearance. 3-tab shingles were widely used in roof replacement projects in the late 20th century and first decade of the 21st century until being widely replaced by architectural shingles. The major reason that 3-tab shingles are not widely used anymore is that their design makes them much more lightweight and thus less durable than architectural shingles – because of this they tend to have a much shorter lifespan and a much lower wind warranty. While 3-tab shingles tend to cost a bit less than architectural shingles, they are rarely ever worth it.
Architectural shingles, becoming widely used in roof replacement projects during the beginning of the 21st century, are made of two laminated strips, providing them with a more dimensional base than a flat shingle. This multi-layered base creates a thick, durable material, giving architectural shingles an excellent reputation for enduring high winds and other extreme weather circumstances – and placing them among the highest quality roofing products on the market. In Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana a roof needs to withstand heavy snow and rain in the winter and heat and humidity in the summer, making architectural shingles the obvious choice.
Overall, architectural shingles are a dependable roofing product that you can count on in any weather condition, and the depth and color variety of these shingles makes them comparable to the look of high-end, premium roofing without the price that comes with it.
CertainTeed Landmark and Landmark Pro Roofing Shingles
The most popular choice amongst homeowners for roof replacement projects, the Landmark and Landmark Pro CertainTeed shingles offer some of the most heavyweight architectural shingles on the market. They are designed to provide an attractive and durable option for roofing shingles.
CertainTeed Landmark shingles are a popular choice among homeowners because they are a relatively affordable roofing choice with a wide range of color options. They are made with a fiberglass base and covered with a layer of asphalt and ceramic granules, which help to protect the shingles from the elements and give them their color. Like the Landmark shingles, Landmark Pro shingles are made with a fiberglass base and coated with asphalt and ceramic granules. Landmark Pro shingles are a step up from regular Landmark shingles; however, containing more granules and more copper to prevent staining and streaking. They are thicker and more resistant to the elements, making them a good choice for areas with extreme weather conditions. Both Landmark and Landmark Pro shingles are available in a variety of colors, however Landmark Pro shingles tend to have a more dimensional and vibrant look.
Overall, Landmark and Landmark Pro shingles are high-quality products that can provide durable and attractive roofing for your home. Landmark shingles are a good choice for those looking for an affordable roofing option with a wide range of color options. In contrast, Landmark Pro shingles are better suited for those who do not mind paying a little more for added durability and a more vibrant colors. Moreover, both come with a 130mph wind rating and – if installed according to the CertainTeed Integrity System guidelines – the leading transferable warranty on the market for asphalt shingles, which is a 50-year parts and labor fully certified warranty that includes up to a 20-year workmanship warranty.
CertainTeed Belmont and Grand Manor Roofing Shingles
The Belmont and Grand Manor shingle lines offer homeowners beautifully unique looks for their roofs that sets them apart from their neighbors. These shingles meet all specifications of the Landmark and Landmark Pro line of shingles. They are heavy duty and durable, coming in at over 275 pounds per square, which is about 25 percent heavier than the Landmark and Landmark Pro shingles. The Belmont and Grand Manor shingles meet UL standards for top quality and performance and are backed by an industry-leading manufacturer’s warranty.
The main difference between the two is in their design and appearance. Belmont shingles are designed to mimic the look of slate, while Grand Manor shingles look like shake. Both shingles are also made with a fiberglass base and covered with asphalt and ceramic granules. Belmont shingles have a smooth, uniform surface that gives them the appearance of slate tiles. They are available in various colors, including shades of grey, blue, and green. Grand Manor shingles are made with a fiberglass base and covered with a layer of asphalt and ceramic granules. They have a rough, textured surface that gives them the appearance of wood shakes. They are available in various colors, including brown, grey, and black.
The main difference between Belmont and Grand Manor CertainTeed shingles is their design and appearance. Belmont shingles are designed to look like slate tiles, while Grand Manor shingles are designed to look like wood shake. Both are very high-quality products that provide durable and attractive roof replacement options for your home.
ClimaFlex Class 4 Impact Resistant Roofing Shingles
Class 4 impact-resistant shingles are a type of roofing shingle designed to withstand severe weather conditions, including hail and high winds. In general, all shingles are rated on a scale of 1 to 4 to determine their impact resistance, with class 1 being the lowest in terms of impact resistance and class 4 being the highest. Class 4 impact-resistant shingles are made from durable materials like fiberglass or rubber and reinforced with layers and coatings that help to protect against damage from heavy impact such as hail. In addition to their impact resistance, Class 4 shingles are typically much more wind resistant than lower categories of shingles and can withstand wind speeds up to 130 miles per hour.
Impact resistant shingles are popular for homeowners in areas prone to severe weather, such as hail storms or hurricanes. They can provide added protection for your home and help extend your roof’s lifespan. These shingles are typically more expensive than standard asphalt shingles but can provide added value and peace of mind for homeowners in high-risk areas. Many insurance companies will also reward homeowners for installing impact resistant shingles. All Landmark shingles are upgradable to ClimaFlex, which are CertainTeed shingles class 4 line.
CertainTeed Shingles StreakFighter Warranty
The best way to get rid of streaking, algae and mold on your roof is to prevent if from forming to begin with. At Odyssey Roofing, we use shingles that have copper built into them to prevent your roof from being susceptible to these problems in the first place. Copper – like silver and gold – is known for its antimicrobial properties, meaning that it can help to kill bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. This can help to prevent the growth of mold and algae on your roof, which can cause damage and reduce the lifespan of your shingles. Unlike silver or gold, however, copper is affordable enough to mix into shingle granules!
In addition to its antimicrobial properties, copper is also highly durable and resistant to corrosion. This means that it can help to extend the lifespan of your roofing shingles, and can provide added protection against the elements. Overall, adding copper to roofing shingles can help to prevent the growth of mold and algae, improve the durability of your roof, and provide other benefits. CertainTeed mixes copper into all its shingles, with the Landmark asphalt shingle having a 10 year StreakFighter warranty and the Landmark Pro, Belmont, and Grand Manor having a 15 year StreakFighter warranty – these come standard with CertainTeed roofing shingles at no additional charge!
A Better Roof At A Better Price
A sound roof system is made up of several important components, including:
The roof deck: The roof deck is the structural foundation of the roof and provides support for the roofing shingles. It is typically made from plywood, however many older homes used plank board as the roof decking material. A roof deck that has old plank board does not have to be redone in plywood unless there are gaps in the plank board that make it impossible to properly install a modern roof system.
Underlayment: The underlayment is a layer of material installed on top of the roof deck to provide additional protection and support for the roof decking – it is the last layer of defense for any water that may get through your roofing shingles. It is typically made from asphalt-saturated felt or synthetic material and helps to prevent water from entering the roof deck. At Odyssey roofing, we only use synthetic underlayment on your roof deck along with ice and water shield.
Flashing: Flashing is a metal or plastic material that is used to seal the seams and joints in a roof system. It is typically made from metal or plastic and helps to prevent water from leaking into the roof deck from areas where shingles meet brick, stucco, or siding – such as a chimney.
Roofing shingles: Roofing shingles are the outermost layer of the roof and provides primary protection against the elements – as well as curb appeal. Odyssey Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing shingles, such as asphalt shingles, cedar shake, metal roofing, and composite or synthetic slate and shake.
Gutters and downspouts: Gutters and downspouts are part of the roof system and are used to collect and redirect rainwater away from the roof and the foundation of the building. Shingles on a roof are meant to shed water to your gutters, so it is important that you have the proper size gutters that are not clogging or pitched improperly.
Ventilation: Proper ventilation is an integral part of a sound roof system, as it helps to regulate the temperature and moisture levels in the attic. Ventilation will help prevent moisture damage and extend the lifespan of your home’s roof, while improper ventilation will lead to leaks from condensation and greatly reduce the lifespan of your roof.
A sound roof system comprises several components that protect your home and keep it dry and comfortable. At Odyssey Roofing, we install only the highest quality roofing shingles and roofing components with certified CertainTeed roofing installers. Call today to get an estimate on your roof replacement project.
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