Admittedly most asphalt roofing manufacturers all have good products. However, there is a difference in cheap and affordable roofing. Some if has to do with the type of asphalt shingles but the most has to do with the roofing company handling the installation.
Types of Asphalt Roofing
If you look around your community, you probably notice that not all asphalt shingles look the same. Some look more dimensional than others. Chances are that you’re noticing the difference between and older style three-tab shingle and a newer architectural style shingle. Both are available for your re-roof today. However, there are several differences between the two:
- 3-tab shingles last about 10-15 years, architectural shingles last 20-25
- Architectural shingles come in more style and color options
- Architectural shingles provide better weather resistance and insulation
- 3-tab shingles cost less
Quality 3-tab shingles will do the job and are the more affordable roofing choice, however, they will likely need replacing sooner and won’t give your home the look you may want.
Differences in Installers
Not all roofing installers do the job right. Some follow not only industry guidelines, but also manufacturer recommendations which differ slightly between companies. Here are some shortcut a bargain or cheap roofer will take:
- Skipping underlayment or using cheaper felt paper rather than a synthetic underlayment
- Performing an overlay rather than a total roof replacement
- Skipping starter strips at the roofs edge
- Using non-roofing nails that may be too short or rust
An affordable roofer will cost more than a cheap one but they will do the job right and you’re less likely to have issues like blow offs and roof leaks shortly after installation.
Trust Frank-Dale Roofing & Exteriors
Frank-Dale Roofing & Exteriors is an affordable roofing company serving the greater Franklin/Greendale areas. We follow manufacturer recommendations for installation and always recommend a tear-off. We use quality products from the underlayment to the shingles and everything in between including proper roofing nails. Call us today at (414) 425-5796 for your free roof replacement quote. You’ll find that we’re an affordable roofing company offering quality products & installation.