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Shingle Roofs in Tucson and the Surrounding Areas
Benefits of Shingle Roofs
There are many reasons why so many homeowners choose shingles for their roofing material. Shingles are aesthetically attractive and customizable to suit a home’s existing décor. They are available in a range of color palettes, styles, and even textures. In fact, you can even choose shingles that mimic the look of tile, slate, or cedar shakes. Despite this, shingles are quite affordable, making them a good choice for homeowners who want the look of higher-end roofing materials, but without the hefty price tag. Other benefits of shingles include the following:
- They are made of lightweight material that won’t damage the sunroof.
- They offer excellent fire resistance, which is particularly important in the arid Southwest.
- Shingles resist severe weather and high wind speeds, which is ideal in areas where strong storms can knock tree branches into homes.
- Shingles are recyclable.
In addition, shingles are highly flexible. Even if you have a home with complicated features like a Dutch gable, chimney, or skylight, shingles are flexible enough to protect these features.
Do You Need a Shingle Roof Replacement?
At Blue Mountain Roofing, we understand that affordability is a top priority for our customers. We’ll assess your roof to determine whether it needs a full replacement or whether you can get by with making just a few repairs. Generally, we recommend repairs when only a few shingles or a limited area has sustained damage. However, you may need a full shingle roof replacement if the following types of damage are widespread:
- The edges of the shingles are curled up or the tabs are cupped.
- The shingles have lost a great deal of granules and look “bald.”
- The shingles have begun to crack.
- The roof as a whole looks weathered and worn-out.
- There are areas of algae or moss growth on the roof. This traps moisture in the area, leading to the potential for water damage inside the home.
In addition, the age of the roof can be a consideration. We typically recommend a roof replacement if the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. For shingle roofs, this is about 20 years.