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Frequently Asked Questions

Three-tab shingles can last anywhere from 12 to 15 years, depending on weather conditions. Three-tab shingles are a much thinner shingle than architectural shingles whereas they feature only a single layer of material. While the three-tab shingles still protect your home from sun exposure and rain, they aren’t as durable as architectural shingles. Three-tab shingles can only handle winds up to 60 mph. Three-tab shingles generally come with a 25-year manufacturer warranty.

Architectural shingles give the “dimensional” shingles a layered or three-dimensional look. Architectural shingles have a longer lifespan, ranging anywhere between 15 to 20 years. Architectural shingles are nearly twice as thick as three-tab shingles and have an additional layer of asphalt, which drastically increases their durability and is less vulnerable to curling. For instance, they can withstand winds up to 130 mph and are more resilient to heavy winds and hail. Architectural shingles come with a 30-year manufacturer warranty.

A three-tab shingle roof can last around 12 to 15 years if properly maintained and barring any significant weather events or disasters. However, you will probably want to have your roof checked out by professionals around the 15-year mark, especially if you have dealt with any kind of major weather issues. An architectural shingle roof can last around 15 to 20 years.

The shingles need exposure to sunlight and warm temperatures so they can “relax” and lay flat. Depending on temperatures, this process can take anywhere from one week to several months. Do not lift the shingles and add roofing cement. The shingles will settle on their own.

The installed shingles need to receive sufficient solar warmth for the sealant to be activated. Shingles won’t seal unless they warm to an ambient temperature near 70 degrees. That doesn’t mean it needs to be 70, because solar radiance will heat the shingles even if temperatures are in the 40s. This process could take place within 48 hours.

We recommend the lighter shades of shingles because light colors reflect the sun’s rays, while dark colors absorb the heat. Therefore, lighter color roofs will deflect more heat away from the home and help to keep the interior cooler.

  1. Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  2. Are you a local business?
  3. How long have you been in business?
  4. What type of warranty do you offer?
  5. Are you a certified installer?
  6. Can you provide me with references?
  7. How do you protect my property?
  8. Are you going to install a drip edge when you install the new roof?
  9. When can you schedule my job?
  10. How long will the project take?
  11. Will your roofer reuse old flashing or install new ones?
  12. How many nails will the roofer use per shingle?
  13. Will you have a dumpster on-site?

Asphalt shingles that meet Energy Star requirements, may qualify you for a 10 percent federal tax deduction. This deduction does not fall under the solar tax credit, but rather the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit.

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