The #1 Asphalt Shingle Roofing in Fort Myers, FL
Since its invention in 1903, asphalt shingle has been an increasingly popular choice among homeowners due to its affordable cost. Currently, asphalt shingle is the most popular roofing choice in the USA – with more than three-quarters of the houses using asphalt shingles roofers in Fort Myers FL. While originally made with organic base mat, almost all shingles nowadays are manufactured with fiberglass mat. Fiberglass based shingles have a much longer service life in areas like Florida which go through high frequency of storms every year. While traditional shingles offered an affordable roofing option to homeowners, it had quite a limited service life. With modern innovations, there has been a huge improvement in the quality and service life of asphalt shingles.
BOSS ROOFING in Fort Myers generally uses products from CertainTeed and Owens Corning – the two most reliable asphalt shingle manufacturers in the USA. The shingles that we use have a dual-layered construction which grants an additional layer of protection against the elements. This has allowed these shingles to meet the most demanding third party (UL) standards for the manufactured asphalt shingles.
The Types Of Asphalt Shingle We Can Install in Fort Myers:
Three-tab shingles (also known as One-piece shingles) are the most basic and affordable line of shingles in the market. They are usually used for low-cost housings. These shingles have lower service life when compared to the other two types. They also have a lower aesthetic quality than dimensional or luxury shingles
Dimensional shingles are the most commonly used shingles in the USA. These shingles are made of two or more layers and boast multi-dimensional appearance with a textured surface. They are much more durable than three-tab shingles and can give additional 10-15 years of service life. They also have a higher upfront cost than Three-tab shingles.
While the most expensive line of asphalt shingles, it is much cheaper than other roofing options. But it is known to give equal or greater performance than these other roofing alternatives. Luxury shingles cause a huge increase in the aesthetic appeal of a property. Certainteed is considered best in the industry for high-quality luxury shingles.
The Best Asphalt Shingle Roofing in Fort Myers
The modern asphalt shingles that we use have enhanced properties which make them a much better roofing option than traditional shingles in Fort Myers. These benefits are:
The hot, humid, and stormy climate of Florida is a perfect breeding ground for Gloeocaspsa Magma – a type of algae that often grows on roofs and create blue-green streaks in its wake. It is virtually impossible to eliminate the interaction between the algae and your roof as this type of algae spreads via air. While the traditional shingles can offer no form of protection against the growth of algae, our shingles provide resistance against these algae due to the presence of copper granules among normal granules on the shingle surface. The granules at the top of the shingle also offer resistance against UV radiation. The shingles we use come with an algae resistance warranty of 10-15 years.
FIRE AND WIND RESISTANCE
Our shingles are rated UL Class A Fire Resistance. So, you need not worry about any possibility of fire or spark damages to your roof. With the modern installing techniques our shingles can also give resistance to winds with the speed of 110 – 130 mph.
IMPACT AND TEAR RESISTANCE
Certainteed shingles are probably the heaviest shingles in the market. While the extra usage of asphalt increases the weight of your roof, it also increases its endurance against any impact damages. While the extra asphalt does in no way make it impossible for a shingle to be damaged by impact, the effect of the impact on the shingle would be greatly reduced in case of the shingles we use.
With the new series from Certainteed and Owens Corning, your shingles now come with additional resistance to cracking. Manufactured using modified SBS asphalt (which gives a rubberized aspect to your shingles) – these shingles have much-increased flexibility, ensuring that they resist cracking even in extremely cold temperatures.
Our cool roof shingles are perfect for the hot climate of Florida. These energy-saving shingles contain scientifically advanced colored granules. This increases its reflectance and thermal emittance properties. The added benefit of these colored granules is enhanced vibrancy and depth of color for your roof. All our cool roof shingles meet the energy star standard for a cool roof.Energy Star is a voluntary program run by the Environmental Protection Agency to rate the environmental impact of consumer goods. With our cool roofs, you can save a lot of money if you live in Florida.
Any of these benefits does not mean that you should sacrifice on style. All these enhanced properties are available in a huge variety of colors and styles. We are also equipped with innovatively designed and reinforced underlayment(s) that provide an additional blanket of enhanced protection to your house. So, contact BOSS ROOFING in Fort Myers if you are thinking of getting an asphalt shingle roof.