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Is it time to replace your current asphalt shingle roof?

Property owners thinking of roofing in Tulsa, OK need to understand if there are visible signs of damage to their residential roofing. It is a good idea to inspect your roof after severe weather. Oklahoma storms can cause hail damage, wind damage and ice damage. When you get a free inspection with us, we'll check your current roofing and give you our expert advice as to whether you need a roof repair or replacement roof system.  We offer the best roof replacement system with our Stone Coated Steel Roofs.

Even if there are no roof leaks, it might be time for roof replacement. Warning signs of asphalt shingle roof failure (or impending failure) are:

  • Cupped or curled roof shingle edges
  • Cracks where roof shingles have become brittle
  • Recurring roof leaks
  • The appearance has become dull through loss of granules

Cupped roof shingles can also be a sign your attic isn’t properly ventilated and should be inspected. As for the last sign, if you don’t like the way your roof looks, that’s a great reason to replace the roof.

Not all asphalt shingle roofing products are created equal. Understand the main types of asphalt shingles.

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How are Asphalt Shingles made?

Manufacturers create roofing material from a fiberglass mat. Fiberglass is chosen because it is lightweight, resists tearing and holds asphalt very well.

The fiberglass mat is run through a saturator tank where the glass fibers are thoroughly coated with hot asphalt.  As we all know, asphalt is used for its resistance to moisture. The weight and toughness of the asphalt contribute to wind and impact resistance.

Shingles are overlapped during installation.  The part of the shingle that will be exposed to the elements is coated with mineral granules.  Depending on which mineral granule is applied, the shingle color will be defined.  Ceramic-coated granules reflect the UV rays of the sun – the single worst threat to shingles.  This is a very popular practice currently with energy usage reductions that are gained year over year.

The part of the roofing material that is overlapped is the sealant strip.  Raw asphalt is applied to the top part of each shingle that will be covered by the next layer installed. The sealant strip bonds the shingles together once they heat up in sun and warmth.  This contributes to your water barrier and helps to minimize wind damage from lifting.

Asphalt shingles have been in use for many years, and are used in more than 70% of roofing projects.

Did you know? The longevity of any asphalt shingle product is determined by the shingle thickness and manufacturing quality.

Did you know? The sunnier a climate is, the shorter the lifespan of the average shingle will be. One of the ways to extend the lifespan of an asphalt roof in a sunny climate like we have in Oklahoma and Texas, is to opt for a solar-reflective, light colored shingles designed to reflect solar radiant heat and UV radiation, so your air conditioner runs less.  The GAF Timberline Cool Series,  are certified by Energy Star.

Asphalt Shingle Types

  • Three Tab Shingles – these are the least expensive but don’t last as long.  They can’t handle high winds very well.
  • Dimensional Shingles – cost a little more, last longer and are less susceptible to wind damage.  Their higher profile makes them more susceptible to wind lift on low slope and flat roofs.
  • Architectural shingles are heavier and provide a look more closely to the appearance of slate or cedar shakes.
  • Impact Resistant Shingles are rated to withstand hail damage up to 1.5 – 2.0 inches in diameter. The GAF Grand Sequoia ArmorShield II shingles are UL Class 4 roofing shingles, certified to resist impact.  Some insurance companies offer discounts for impact resistant shingles. Studies prove they reduce insurance claims.
  • Cool Shingles use ceramic coated granules to reduce utility bills and help the environment. The GAF Timberline Cool Series is certified by Energy Star.
  • Wind Resistant Shingles can handle winds up to 130 MPH, when installed properly. The  GAF Timberline HD is guaranteed to resist wind damage.

GAF sells more shingles than any other manufacturer. GAF offers all types of roofing from affordable three-tab to those resistant to hail damage, wind damage, and UV damage.  Each of the GAF shingle products carries a Warranty appropriate to its rating.
 
Roof replacement is a complex process that requires understanding of what a roofing contractor is offering you.  We will answer all your questions honestly and strive to assist you with the best roof replacement for your needs.
 
Nichtech Roofing is a licensed, bonded contractor in Tulsa, OK.  We handle complete replacement of your homes roof installation.  As a Tulsa roofing contractor, we work across Eastern Oklahoma, and have performed many roof installations in Tulsa OK, Broken Arrow OK, Jenks OK, Owasso OK, Claremore OK, Sand Springs OK, Sapulpa OK, Edmond OK and Enid OK.  We have also performed roof replacement at many of the local area lakes.  We protect your home, lawn and gardens during the process and clear away debris including nails from your property.  
 
If you think you have storm damage call us before making insurance claims.  Our roofing company experts can advise you.  Denied claims could cause your insurance to increase.  As Tulsa roofing experts, we can help you understand the nature and extent of roof damage.  If your roof damage is minor we can assist you with roof repairs to assure your home is free from roof leaks. And if it’s time for a roof replacement in Tulsa we can assist you in choosing the best roofing systems for your home.
 
Get in touch with us for a free roof inspection or request a free estimate on a replacement roof that makes your home look beautiful, helps you save on energy and keeps you protected from storm damage.
 

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As a Tulsa roofing contractor we provide free estimates to the owner of residential properties.  When getting an estimate, it is important to understand what all is included.  Look at the type of roofing material, as well as underlayments included.  Depending on your existing roof, a tear-off may be required.  We will call to make an appointment to review the roofing estimate and answer all your questions.