Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Brooklyn & Long Island Roofing Services

NYC General Pro Roofing offers professional asphalt shingle roofing for homeowners throughout the greater New York City and Brooklyn area, as well as for homeowners on Long Island. Our professional roofers will expertly install this sort of roof on your home, giving you peace of mind that you have a great new roof. The roof of your home is important for the overall integrity of the home. Turn to the pros that will do it right. And do it affordably.

For more information about our professional roofing services, please reach out to us today. When you do, we can provide you with a fair and accurate estimate for the work.

What is an Asphalt Shingle Roof?

An asphalt shingle roof is one of the most common types of roofing you will find on homes in Brooklyn, on Long Island, and across the great New York City area. It is a roofing system that is made primarily out of asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing components.

In general, there are three types of asphalt shingles you can select from:

  • 3-tab
  • Dimensional
  • Luxury

3-tab asphalt shingles will lay flat and they get their name from the 3 tabs on each shingle strip. Dimensional shingles give you a good looking random pattern or at least simulate the look of a wood shake roof. And luxury, or premium shingles, are larger than the other asphalt shingles and are made to look like slate. All three have their own benefits when it comes to installing them onto your home.

The 3-tab asphalt shingle was the dominating shingle on the market for a long time. However, dimensional shingles are now the most common type of asphalt shingle you will find when it comes to home roofing. Luxury shingles are firmly the 3rd most popular and that is due to the price. You don't get the name "luxury" without being expensive.

What To Know About An Asphalt Shingle Roof

As with any roofing project, there are certain things to know about the roofing system and what goes into the installation process. Let's take a look at a few things you might want to know about an asphalt shingle roof.

Other Materials Go Into Making Asphalt Roof

The asphalt roof is simply more than just the shingles that you see from the street. It is actually a combination of different roofing components and materials. All of these materials help to ensure your roof is safe and your home stays leak free. Of course the asphalt shingles make up the bulk of an asphalt roof, but the other components that go into the roofing shingles are:

  • Roof decking
  • Shingles
  • Roof flashing
  • Underlayment
  • Drip edge
  • Ice and water shield
  • Ridge capping
  • Roof vents
  • Pipe boots

Each of these materials play a role to help your roof perform optimally and protect the house admirably. At NYC General Pro Roofing, we can professionally install an asphalt shingle roof for your home.

The Lifespan of an Asphalt Roof

When it comes to the lifespan of a roof, it depends on the type of asphalt shingle we use. Each one has a different time frame for longevity. 3-tab shingles have a lifespan of 25 years, which is the shortest of the three types. The dimensional and luxury shingles both have a lifespan of 30 years. However, the luxury style shingles can last well for up to 50 years under the right conditions. So they are the most expensive of the asphalt shingles, but you get what you pay for in terms of longevity.

These lifespans come direct from the manufacturer. But they may not always be the case. If the asphalt roofing shingles are not properly installed, then they may not meet that longevity. This is not a concern if you turn to NYC General Pro Roofing. Our expert roofers will ensure that all steps are followed properly and that the roof lasts as long as possible.

Proper Maintenance Can Maximize Asphalt Roof

As with anything in life, proper maintenance can improve the performance and longevity of your home's roof. Our professional team of roofers can check and inspect your roof to make sure it is working up to standards. And repair any issues that we see.

Regular roofing maintenance and services ensures that you will get the most life out of your asphalt shingle roof. When we inspect your roof, we will catch any problems with your asphalt shingles and prevent future leaks before they cause damage to your home.

Also, during our inspection and maintenance, we can also help clear off your roof and gutters. Debris is a surefire way to damage your roof, so by cleaning it you are improving the lifespan.

Contact NYC General Pro Roofing Today

We have years of experience providing professional roofing services for homeowners throughout the greater NYC area, including Long Island and Brooklyn. We offer a whole host of residential roofing services and can install roofs besides asphalt shingles.

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So please reach out and request a free quote today. When you do, we can provide you with a fair and accurate estimate for the roofing service.