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Decorative Roof Shingles

Choosing the right shingle type and style will define the look, long-term protection and value of your property. Of the many different types of roofing shingles St. Louis Premier Roofing recommends and installs materials from three distinct groups: asphalt shingles, wood shake shingles and slate or tile shingles. Within these three basic categories there is an almost endless variety of colors, shapes, textures, and performance options from which to choose. To help simplify your decision process we’ve put together brief discriptions of each of the three shingle categories above.

What's Your Shingle?

What are shingles?

A shingle is a flat material used to cover and protect roof from weather elements such as rain, hail, wind, and the rays of the sun. There are many different type of shingles and among the most popular are asphalt shingles, laminated shingles, slate, wood shake shingles. Aside from the different materials of which these shingles are made of, these are also offered in a variety of colors and designs.

Typical roof damage

Missing shingles are usual roofing damages found on many shingle roofs in the United States. Despite this commonplace occurrence, shingles are also easily replaced so there is no need for homeowners to fret if they are missing one or two shingles or tabs after a typhoon or hailstorm. What homeowners must be wary about, however, are signs of worn roof. This serious roof damage is often manifested in terms of roof leaks, mold and moisture infestation, and multiple shingles falling regularly from the roof. If your home roofing shows these signs of wear and tear, it is best to have the roof replaced for it definitely calls for more than shingle replacement.

There is a shingles color for every home.

Far from the boring wood shakes and shingles that have been use in the earlier eras, modern shingles are now manufactured in a wide array of colors and style—let alone the different materials used to manufacture it. From different hues of black, white, and neutrals to rainbow pastel colors, there is definitely a shingle color for every home.

If the homeowner is not very particular about what color of shingle to use, contractors often base their suggestions on the functionality of the shingle and by extension, the house where it is going to be used. Shingles with dark tints absorb more light coming from the sun which then increases the energy of the shingle. This makes the shingle and the entire roofing system much warmer and in effect, the rooms which are directly under the roofing system appears to be warmer when darker shingles are used. On the contrary, lighter shingles are used to make the home appear cooler. Using this scientific principle, homeowners may also decide on what function they want to achieve from their shingles.

Long-lasting Roofing Materials

Furthermore, shingles are considered as long-lasting roofing materials. Asphalt and metal shingles are the most preferred materials for roofing as these shingles last for more than a decade even in the face of extreme weather conditions. What makes the deal even better is that these shingles are cost-effective and is a popular choice among budget-conscious consumers who want great quality products without sacrificing their budget.

Shingles are indeed great investments for a great-looking and functional home—a truly holistic abode. With modern manufacturing practices, products are constantly being improved from time to time. Consult St. Louis Premier Roofing today and get free quotes and advices on roof repair, maintenance, and replacement. Get one-of-a-kind deals from the best roofing company in the area. Make St. Louis Premier Roofing your go-to roof repair and improvement company today.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in North America. They can be installed quickly, they are affordable, and can retain their water resistance for up to 50 years. St. Louis Premier Roofing offers shingles in a variety of styles and colors from two asphalt shingle groups.

Strip Shingles

Strip Shingles are single-layered, 3 tab asphalt roofing shingles built on a tough fiberglass mat base. Ceramic-coated mineral granules are tightly embedded in refined, water-proof asphalt, making strip shingles resistant to leaking, blow-off and tearing...even in severe weather conditions. When professionally installed, strip asphalt shingles will remain attractive and protect your property for many years.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural Shingles are multi-layered, more durable, longer-lasting versions of strip asphalt shingles. Their dimensional design yields a distinctive, richer appearance that is often textured to imitate higher priced wood shake or natural slate. Architectural shingles are among the highest quality roofing products made and offer a variety of colors, textures and premium upgrades like enhanced impact resistance, solar reflectivity and algae resistance.

Cedar Shakes

Shakes are natural wood shingles split from wood blocks. Red cedar is the most commonly used wood for roof shingles and shakes because of its lightweight durability, its fine, straight grain and its elegant color. Cedar’s strength and beauty make it one the most value-enhancing roofing options for your property. It’s natural toughness provides long lasting weather protection, thermal insulation and resistance to insect and UV ray damage. Cedar shake will add years of rustic beauty to any property as its distinctive red tones mature to a seasoned silvery gray. St. Louis Premier Roofing can install cedar shake roofing as part of any new construction or directly over an existing roof of asphalt or other wood shingles.

Slate and Tile

For centuries slate and tile have been the roofing material of choice for many of the world’s greatest buildings. Some slate and tile roofs have lasted for literally hundreds of years, enduring centuries of hazardous weather and scorching sun.

The variety of slates and clay or concrete tiles available today provide a unique distinctive look for any property that can dramatically enhance curb appeal and increase value. St. Louis Premier Roofing recommends slate and tile as a smart property owner’s investment. Not only do they reduce heating and cooling costs, but the material longevity of slate and tile is unmatched.

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    • St. Louis Premier Roofing
      15825 Manchester Road, Suite 203
      Ellisville, MO 63011
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      Tel: 314-810-2000
      Fax: 636-273-0397

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St. Louis Premier Roofing Inspection, Tarping, Repair, Maintenance & Replacement
  • St. Louis Premier Roofing
  • 15825 Manchester Road, Suite 203
  • Ellisville, MO 63011
  • Office: 314-810-2000
  • Phone: 314-808-4270
  • Fax: 636-273-0397

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