Asphalt Roof Shingles – Warranties
It is common for warranties on shingles to last anywhere from 20 to 50 years or more. A longer warranty does not always mean better quality, however, so do not be fooled. This can be used as a marketing ploy to get your business, not that this is a wholly bad thing, but it is something to be aware of when choosing a roofing company in Oklahoma City.
It is hugely important to analyze the reputation of the manufacturer when choosing your shingles, not just the company installing them (usually these are two different entities). The reason that this is so important is that manufacturers have the right to void the warranty if installation instructions are not closely followed. Broken Arrow and Enid roofing companies are in need of workers because of the large amount of jobs being scheduled. I talked to a friend that owns a roofing company in Bartlesville near Enid and Oklahoma City. He said normally they do not have trouble finding roofers this time of year but it seems that there has been so much work for all the roofing companies in Oklahoma City that now most of the seasoned veteran roofers are all taken. This is not a good thing for the Broken Arrow roofers because if they have less roofers in their crew and they have more work this means they will be working extra days and longer hours. The roofing industry is a tough one when you are short employees, it is very hard labor whether it is summer or winter there is no easy roof to replace!
Finally for all of you Broken Arrow roofers and Enid roofers. We have some roofing installation tips we think you should check out and share.
Best practices for asphalt roof shingle installation
Installation Temperature Requirements
It is ideal that shingles should are installed between the temperatures of 40°F (4.44°C) to 85°F (29.44°C). When hammered or bent, shingles can be brittle and crack when it is below 40°F. They can tear get marred more easily when above 85°F. Roofers in Oklahoma usually begin before the sun rises in hot temperatures because of this. Shingles should be stored in a heated enclosure when there are cold temperatures.
Manual Sealing Requirements
It can be a challenge in cold areas because manual sealing may be required due to the sealant strip having issues related to the weather. If using three-tab shingles, you should put two quarter-size pieces of plastic roof cement under the bottom edges of each tab. If using laminated shingles, you should place about six quarter-sized dots, evenly spaced, about one inch above the bottom of the overlapping shingle.