If you are a homeowner who owns a house that has asphalt shingles in Tucson Arizona, you may have some questions about your shingled roof. This article is to help you as the homeowner know more about shingle roof replacements in Tucson Arizona.
How To Know You Need A Roof Replacement
Typical shingle roofs usually last between 20-30 years before they need replacement. With the new architectural style (laminated) shingles, some may last even longer. However, that may not be the case in Tucson. The weather in Southern Arizona is much hotter than much of the United States. We also have more direct sunlight than most of the nation. Therefore, the solar rays and heat can degrade asphalt shingles sooner than expected. A shingle roof in Arizona with at least mid-grade architectural shingles should last 18-25 years before needing replaced. It is time for a roof replacement when the shingles are losing their granules, there are fibers showing, nails are popping through, and when shingles are lifting or no longer stick to each other. Your local roofing company should be able to show you proof when your roof needs replaced after a thorough roof inspection.
Best Asphalt Shingle for Arizona
The two common types of asphalt shingles are three-tab shingles and architectural or laminated shingles (they are also called dimensional shingles). The old three-tab shingles are actually being discontinued by manufactures because the laminated shingles are becoming the standard in the roofing world. Architectural shingles are much stronger, hold up better in the wind, have wider and stronger nailing points, and have a more fashionable look. When thinking about doing a shingle roof replacement, it is best to ask for laminated shingles. Your roofing contractor will likely suggest them if you don’t beat him/her to the punch. Finally, since the manufacturers are no longer making three tab shingles, if you did go with a roofing contractor who had a bunch left over, remember that roof repairs will be difficult in the future since such shingles will not be available.
Best Shingle Color for Southern Arizona
With the extreme heat in Tucson and Southern Arizona it is important to think about the Solar Reflective Index (SRI) value for the particular shingle you choose. The SRI is a value that helps determine how well a roof product reflects solar energy instead of absorbing the energy. When choosing a shingle for an Arizona home, homeowners should get the highest SRI value as possible if they are concerned more with energy savings than colors. Typically, the lighter shingles have the better SRI. Roof shingle manufacturers will usually identify which asphalt shingle colors have the best SRI values. Ask your local roofing contractor about SRI values – they should be able to help you determine which shingle is best. For more information on the SRI check out the Cool Roof Rating Council. (https://coolroofs.org/)
Best Roof Company In Tucson
Every roofing contractor claims they are the best. Quite frankly, many roofing companies in Tucson will do a great job in replacing your roof. However, there are those companies who see homeowners simply as a paycheck. We at Desert Sky Roofing see our clients as family. We treat each client the way we want to be treated – with respect! If you want a roofing contractor that is just as serious about customer service as they are reroofing your home, call Desert Sky Roofing where we will “Roof it Right The First Time.” Call us today because we do shingle roof replacements in Tucson Arizona and the surrounding area.