When buying organic, you will generally have better tear resistance and nail pull through compared to fiberglass, which makes harder for them to get damaged by the wind before they have had a chance to seal during installation.
Organic shingles are found to be more pliable, or so many contractors say, and they are reported to be more enjoyable to work with in the cold weather due to this. A couple cons of shingles is that they are neither waterproof nor fireproof.
There is a slight change that water penetration into the mat is more likely as well, and this can lead to premature curling and cupping of organic shingles.
Warm climates can cause some problems at times too. Shingles may curl or blister in hot regions. One of the biggest decision points for the consumer, however, is the price; Organic shingles are typically more expensive than fiberglass shingles. Weight of the shingles is a good indicator of how well the shingles will perform and how long they will last. Heavier shingles are typically better.
Just to recap since Oklahoma City and Broken Arrow do not have a consistent weather year round your roofing materials must be prepared for this. For example down south many homes will have built their roofs with tiles and metal roofing because it will deal with the high heat and high humidity much better then an asphalt shingle roof would. If you travel further north you will find less roofing companies that are able to install tile and metal roofs because they are less common and there fore hold less value. If you are in the center of the states you may be able to find roofing companies to install each kind of roofing material you would like. Enid and Bartlesville roofing is a good place to look when trying to understand what your Oklahoma roof should have. When you are new to the roofing industry and have little knowledge you need to find a guide to help you distinguish between the higher end roofing contractors in Broken ARROW and the lower end roofing companies in Bartlesville and ENID. I cant stress this enough, you will likely end up disappointed if you do not do your research we have had numerous people telling us about ow they wish they would have talked to us before choosing there last Oklahoma City roofing contractor.
BROKEN ARROW ROOFING contractors have been using a number of different techniques to understand the difference between low quality roofing materials and high quality roofing materials.
It can be quite difficult to visually determine the quality of shingles seeing as it is based very much so on factors that cannot be observed by the human eye. The reinforcing mat, the amount and type of fillers used, and the flexibility and strength are such type of factors. We will outline some tips below that can help you when selecting shingles that will best serve you.
Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles vs. Organic Felt
When examining organic shingles, you will see that they are built around a thick inner mat. This mat is made from wood fibers or recycled paper saturated with soft asphalt. When it comes to fiberglass shingles, there is a lightweight, non-woven fiberglass held together with phenolic resin. Enid roofing companies are popping up all over Oklahoma, faster then in some of the larger cities like Broken Arrow and Bartlesville.
Each type of shingles have to be coated with a layer of hard asphalt on top. Fillers are also used and usually this is all topped with colored stone, which functions as aesthetic and protection from UV light. I have had numerous occasions with UV light damaged roofs when roofing in Broken Arrow, The other half of the time the shingles are damaged because they were installed wrong or made of cheap materials.
The bottom is coated with a thing layer of asphalt that helps keep the shingles from sticking in the bundle. There are pros and cons to each type. Contact this Oklahoma City roofing company for more information on these fine details when choosing shingles.
Recently down south metal roofing is at an all time high. More and more metal roofs are being installed each day. Metal roofing can be described as the best type of roofing for long term use. Its often lighter weight then most other roofing materials. This helps your rafters because they hold less weight, the crew installing the metal roof will also carry less weight up to the roof. When thinking of using a metal roof for your next roof replacement you should consider these 3 things:
1. Are you willing to invest twice the price for the metal roof to last 3 times as long?
This metal roof above could last 50 years with the right conditions. If moisture gets under the metal rivets then there could be deterioration after 30 years. To compare them to a shingle roofs 20 year max under the right conditions 25 years. If moisture gets under the shingles it will only take a year or two before the sheathing is rotten and the roof will begin to sag until a split and there will be a leak in the roof or potentially a hole depending on how great the cave in is.
2. Can you see your house having a shiny roof?
While they do make dull colors that are less shiny, when you put any metal roof in the sun it shines so be prepared for your roof to stand out a bit more.
3. Do you know a roofing company that will install metal roofing?
While we do install metal roofing we do not see many other roofing companies advertising that they install metal roofing. We believe this is because its more challenging to install metal roofing. This is because metal roofing requires different types of equipment to install. Also many roofers do not have much experience on metal roofs. These crews are less common therefore its harder to find a roofing company for the job.
Today was a special day in the roofing community. We commemorated all of the finest Overland Park roofing crews at the South lake park earlier today. These guys have been making sure our community stays dry in their homes, that is special and the Overland Park roofing companies that employ them deserve a commemoration too! Thanks to all of these people and businesses the value of the area can improve with new roof replacements, and the quality of living for the customers also the roofers increases having these job opportunities.
We are proud to be apart of this community of roofers and look forward to holding this event annually if not Bi-annually. Thanks for all the support!