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Architectural roofing shingles are very popular. They provide stunning 3 dimensional appearance to your roof.. Some of the most attractive architectural roofing shingles simulate cedar wood shakes and provide depth and dimension to your roof. Some architectural shingles are thick with random slots similar to real shakes. Another unique architectural shingle design imitates the look of slate without the weight issues that normally go with that type of material.
Architectural shingles begin with a heavier mat base, usually fiberglass that has been coated with asphalt. Several layers are then overlapped and laminated together to create the distinctive texture.
Regular shingles have an average 15 to 20-year life. Architectural shingle roofs typically have a 24 to 30-year life, with some super-premium architectural roofing shingles are rated for up to a 40-year lifespan.
Siding is the exterior material applied to the walls of a house or other building and is meant to shed water and protect the walls from th weather and insulate the house or buidling. Some walls are not designed or built to be covered with siding such as brickwork and masonry veneer.
Siding is formed of horizontal or vertical boards, shingles, or sheet materials. In all cases, avoiding wind and rain infiltration through the joints is a major challenge, met by overlapping, covering or sealing the joints, or by creating an interlocking joint such as a tongue and groove or rabbet.
Since building materials expand and contract with changing temperature and humidity, it is not practical to make rigid joints between the siding elements so they often leak.
Quality shingles are a protective barrier that protect your property, help keep your home insulated and potentially increase your home’s overall value. Knowing a bit about your shingle options helps you find an affordable and effective way to cover your home.
Connelly Roofing can handle all of your residential and commercial roofing needs no matter the size. We offer free estimates and we treat each customer with respect and ensure the work on your roof is done with quality materials and products. Count on us to be there when you need us. Services offered include but are not limited to the following:
• Residential Roofing • Commercial Roofing• New Roof Construction• Re-Roofing
• Roof Replacement • Roof Leak Repairs• Roof Certification• Roof Financing