Shingle Roofing In Austin
In the Austin area, shingle roofing is one of the most popular options for homeowners. With its durability and affordability, it’s no wonder why it’s so popular. But to get the best results and ensure that your roof lasts for years to come, you need to find an experienced shingle roof installer in Austin.
At Alpha Team Roofing, we specialize in shingle roof installation in Austin and surrounding areas. We have a team of experienced installers who are knowledgeable about all types of shingle roofs and can provide the highest quality installation services. Our team is dedicated to providing our customers with superior service and top-notch workmanship that will last for years to come. So if you’re looking for reliable shingle installers in Austin, look no further than Alpha Team Roofing!
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Alpha Team Roofing & Exteriors will ensure that you choose the roof that best aligns with your needs. For single family dwellings with sloped roofs, asphalt shingles are the most common and affordable solution.
Asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of styles, textures, and colors. Additionally, they are effective and durable, affordable and require minimal maintenance. Whether you choose architectural shingles or three-tab shingles, asphalt singles utilize some of the most advanced design, manufacturing, and testing techniques in the industry. Alpha Team Roofing and exteriors is familiar with all asphalt shingle types and will help you select the right ones or your home.
Types of Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles fall into three categories:
1.) Three Tab Shingles – also referred to as strip shingles.
2.) Dimensional Shingles – sometimes referred to as laminate shingles or architectural shingles.
3.) Luxury Shingles – also referred to as premium shingles.
Although all three types of shingles are made of similar materials, they differ in significant ways. Here are the high points of differentiation:
Three Tab Shingles
Three Table Shingles are extremely affordable. Under the right conditions, they can last up to two decades. However, in areas of Central Texas like Austin, that experiences hailstorms and windstorms with some frequency, roofs do not typically last that long. … Also, the downside of three-tab shingles is that there are fewer aesthetic options and have a greater tendency to blow off.
Also known as strip shingles, three-tab shingles get their name from the way they are cut and installed. The most basic form of shingle, they are comprised of one lay of asphalt and cut into strips. They appear flat, which can create the illusion of a slate roof. However, they are lightweight and more affordable than other roofing types. Barring any natural or man-induced disasters, the lifespan of three-tab shingles is typically 18-20 years. At Alpha Team Roofing & Exteriors, we typically install these roofs for families on a budget, or on rental homes.
Also known as laminate shingles or architectural shingles, dimensional shingles are the most popular type of asphalt shingles. During the manufacturing process, these shingles are given two or more layers to provide a more multi-faceted appearance. Designed to create the aesthetic feel of slate or wood shake materials, dimensional shingles certainly provide more curb appeal. Although these shingles can add more weight to your roof, this potential downside is outweighed by their appearance and durability.
According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), asphalt shingles account for three-quarters of all roofs installed in the United States today. Dimensional shingles are typically accompanied by a 30-year manufacturer’s warranty, and can last for 25-28 years (again, barring things like severe inclement weather).
The extra strength provided by dimensional shingles – particularly if you reside in hail-prone, tornado or hurricane regions – is typically viewed as being worth the more than 20 % additional cost over three-tab shingles. As is the case throughout the country, this is the most common shingle installed by Alpha Team Roofing & Exteriors.
More affordable than slate or wood shingle alternatives, but comparable in aesthetic appeal, luxury asphalt shingle of choice for premium home buyers. Offering premium weather protection, these shingles are also come in a wide variety of color options. These shingles best mimic higher cost slate and wood shake shingles and are typically double the weight and cost of three-table shingles. In the absence of severe weather or other unforeseen circumstance, these roofs can last 25-30 years. However, in Texas, where severe storms are common and 30-year roof lifespans unlikely; people often choose dimensional shingles as a happy medium between three-tab shingles and luxury shingles. At Alpha Team Roofing & Exteriors, we typically install these shingles for homeowners that want the look of slate or wood shaker without the financial burden.
When it is time to replace your roof, there is little time to spend selecting shingles. Contact Alpha Team Roofing & Exteriors today to schedule your no-cost consultation.
Frequently asked questions
What are the signs my roof has problems?
Perhaps the most common question we get (and any roofing company for that matter), is the question about knowing when a home’s roof has issues.
I have a roof leak, what do I do?
Perhaps you do your springtime maintenance and notice a few missing shingles or one morning you wake up and the bathroom ceiling has a leak stain.
In the case of a roofing leak, you have options. Sometimes people ask if they need a new roof because of a leak, and the answer is always it depends.
Factors such as the age of your current roof, the current warranty (if there is one), and the scop of your roof leak will ultimately determine the next steps. In either case, the first step is to always get the issue inspected by a roofing company… an honest roofing company.
How much does a new roof cost?
In the event that it makes sense to move forward with a brand new roof, you have a few options, but the most common question we get is, “How much will a new roof cost?”
The answer varies depending on a few factors. One, the size of your roof will ultimately determine how much a new roof costs first and foremost. Roofs are measured by what is called “A Square” and this means 100 square feet.
Do new roofs have warranties?
Whether you just got a new roof or perhaps you have a roof that is a few years old and you are still covered by a warranty, most roofs do have warranties.
Similar to roofing prices, roofing warranties vary depending on the company that roofs your home and the type of shingles you select.
For example, the Landmark Pro Archinetcutral shingles (the best) come with a 15-year 110 mph wind-resistance warranty in addition to a 50-year limited transferable warranty against manufacturing defects.
What are the different types of asphalt shingles?
The most common roofing material is asphalt shingles, which happens to also be the most durable and affordable. But not all asphalt shingles are created equally.
Asphalt shingle technology has increased tenfold over the years and shingles from 2005 pale in comparison to asphalt shingles in 2021. That being said the most common type of asphalt shingles are your common “Three Tab Shingles.”
How long will it take to replace my roof?
A good company can replace a single-family home’s roof in one day. This includes removing the old roof shingles and underlayment, followed by replacing both with new underlayment and shingles, followed by a thorough clean up!
roofing contractor before hiring?
Perhaps the best question we get, and the one you should ask the most before ever selecting a roofing company to install your new roof, is the right hiring questions!
Making informed purchasing decisions is vital, especially when it’s an item like your roof, which we recognize is not a small investment. Anything costing a few thousand dollars is a large investment for most households.
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