When it comes to residential roofing, there is no material more popular than asphalt shingles. They have become the top choice amongst homeowners primarily because they offer an effective balance of 2 things: cost and durability.
American Pride Roofing has installed thousands of shingle roofs over the last 20 years in the Austin area. We pride ourselves in our craftsmanship and attention to detail with every roof we install, no matter the size. That is why we never accept payment until the job is completed and you are 100% satisfied with our work.
Two kinds of asphalt shingles are applied today, organic and glass fiber. Shingles are gauged by warranty and ASTM test standards. Organic shingles are comprised of approximately 40% or higher asphalt content per square (100 sq. ft.) than fiberglass shingles. Shingle durability is ranked by warranted life, ranging from twenty years to fifty years. In many instances lifetime warranties are available. Learn about in-depth comparison of shingles at GAF.
Asphalt shingles typically endure longer in colder climates than warmer ones and thermal shock can damage shingles when the temperature abruptly changes. Proper roof can extend the service life of a roof. Shingles should not be applied when temperatures are less than fifty-one degrees Fahrenheit, as each shingle must seal to the layer below it to form a single cohesive structure. The underlying exposed asphalt should be softened by sunlight and heat. A few shingle types utilize release tape that must be removed just before installation.
Fiberglass shingles have a base layer of glass fiber reinforcing mat. Fiberglass shingles typically obtain a class “A” fire rating. A newer design of fiberglass asphalt shingle, called laminated or architectural, uses two distinct layers that are bonded together with asphalt sealant. Laminated shingles are heavier, more expensive, and more durable than traditional 3-tab shingle designs. Laminated shingles also give a more varied, contoured visual effect to a roof surface.
Most shingles are backed by a multi-year warranty and vary with the manufacture’s product selection of materials. Generally, a 30 year roof will last 30 years without any major catastrophe or damage from improper installation or materials. We can provide very specifics on your warranty based upon the final materials and manufacturer. American Pride Roofing stands behind every product and endorses the practices of GAF (GAF | America’s #1-Selling Roofing Materials & Certified Roofers) at www.gaf.com.
|Description||25 yr Comp||30 yr Comp||Metal||Tile|
|Main Materials per square||75.00||100.00||250.00||450.00|
|Ridge Vent (included)||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|All other Materials||10.00||10.00||25.00||25.00|
|Total Materials per square||$112.00||$137.00||$380.50||$522.50|
|Install Roofing per square||83.00||83.00||150.00||200.00|
|Clean Up (included)||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Total Material/Labor per square||$195.00||$220.00||$530.50||$742.50|
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