Shingle roofing service Boca Raton
Why a shingle roof?
Shingle roofs are the common choice for most homeowners and business owners. Not only are shingle roofs affordable, they have a beautiful, classic look that people have come to love on their property. With so many options of shingle roofs, it is clear to see why people choose shingles for their roofs.
These are the most popular in the US. They are an inexpensive option with east installation. There are two types, organic and fiberglass. The organic is made from an organic material like paper (or tar paper). The fiberglass has a layer of fiberglass. Both are coated with a resin waterproofing agent. They are a petroleum-based product.
Formerly known as 3 tab, these are old school and were once the only kind available. They are the cheapest and the lightest, which also makes them the LEAST wind-resistant with the highest wind rated being to 60 mph, not really a viable option in Florida.
Also known as Architectural Shingles or Laminate Shingles, these products offer a minimum of two layers. They have a dimensional appearance with some depth.
Also known as designer, these are thicker than dimensional with more layers and added weight for more durability in high wind. They are designed to look like cedar shakes or slate.
These offer the most wind resistance of the asphalt type by fastening to each other. They come in a variety of shapes to mimic other types like: slate, cedar, shake, Mediterranean tile, standing seam, and solid copper. The product is made from recycled aluminum and is 96% lighter than clay tile. It is Energy Star rated, Class A fired rate, Class 4 hail rated (2-inch hail at 100 mph impact), is wind resistant up to 120 mph, and reflects heat due to a patented polymer coating. Some companies offer a 50-year transferrable warranty.
These were made famous by a certain electric car manufacturer. Their product is made from tempered glass is class 4 hail rated (2 inch at 100 mph), Class A fire rated, and Class F wind rated (110 mph). They are not the only manufacturer, however. Another company uses Copper Indium Gallium Selenide cells in a thin film. Regardless of which manufacturer is used, these are very expensive, with a very expensive installation.
This type is made to simulate other products like slate and shake. It's made from recycled rubber. One manufacturer has tested their product for hail at 4 inches at 183 mph. They offer an extra layer of insulation and reflect light, are not affected by UV, offer sound dampening, and are very lightweight. The only drawbacks are they need a waterproof coating reapplied periodically and an odor at installation that dissipates over time.