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What Homeowners Need to Know About Roof Shingles

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, and understanding the basics of roofing materials is crucial for maintaining its integrity and longevity. At United Contracting & Roofing, we’ve been serving the upstate South Carolina community with top-rated roofing services, and we’re here to help you make informed decisions about your home’s roof.

Types of Roofing Shingles

When considering roofing materials, two popular choices are asphalt shingles and architectural shingles.

Asphalt shingles are a cost-effective option known for their durability and ease of installation. They come in two main types: three-tab shingles, which are flat and have a uniform appearance, and architectural shingles, which are thicker and provide a dimensional look resembling wood or slate.

Architectural shingles, also known as laminate or dimensional shingles, offer a more textured appearance due to their multiple layers and varying sizes and shapes. They tend to have a longer lifespan and often come with a warranty of 20 to 50 years, compared to the 10 to 25 years typically offered by three-tab shingles. Both types are available in a variety of colors to match different home styles and personal preferences.

Signs Your Shingled Roof Needs Repairs or Replacement

Over time, your roof will show signs of wear and tear that indicate it’s time for repairs or replacement. Missing shingles, curling or cracked shingles, bald spots where granules are missing, roof sagging, and leaks or water stains on your ceiling are all signs to watch out for.

Proactive Roof Care is Key

Tips for Care to Increase Longevity

Proper maintenance can significantly extend the life of your roof. It’s important to check your roof annually, especially after severe weather, to catch any issues early. Keeping your gutters clean prevents water from backing up under the shingles, while trimming overhanging trees reduces the risk of roof damage during storms. Regularly remove debris, such as leaves or other debris, to help maintain your roof’s integrity.

Tips to Prevent Damage

Prevention is key to avoiding costly repairs. Investing in quality materials with a good warranty and ensuring proper ventilation to prevent moisture buildup are essential. Promptly fixing small problems before they become larger issues may seem tedious, but this approach will save you money in the long run. Schedule regular inspections to identify and address potential issues early.

Why Choose United Contracting & Roofing?

At United Contracting & Roofing, we understand that your home is your biggest investment. As a family-owned business serving upstate South Carolina, we take pride in providing exceptional workmanship and customer service. With over a decade of experience in roofing services, we use top-rated materials and employ skilled professionals to ensure the highest quality standards.

Our 5-star rated customer service ensures a smooth process from start to finish, and we offer competitive warranties on both materials and workmanship. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation inspection of your roof to experience the United difference.

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