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Shingles make up a majority of the Tampa’s steep-slope roofing market that are reinforced with organic or fiberglass materials. Though organic shingles have been around much longer, fiberglass-reinforced products now dominate the industry. Homeowners find them much more durable, more flexible, and with longer life expectancy.

If you are thinking of installing shingles in your roof, take note of these tips that will make your installation successful.

⦁ Starter shingles are important. Without this, the wind might affect the whole roofing material by slowly generating uplift pressure that will affect and tear apart the shingles.

⦁ Always use right-sized nails and make sure you are installing the nail at the right location, right angle, and spacing. Be sure to apply the necessary amount of force when installing shingles to prevent shingles from being removed by wind and time.

⦁ Install valleys at the right location to reduce leaking problems. Shingle roof leaks normally happen due to improper installation of valleys, hips, or ridges. Also, make sure that the flashing method is the right one for the installation in these critical areas.

⦁ Ensure attic ventilation. Every building code requires to have proper attic ventilation, so be sure you are aware of your local building code requirements.

⦁ Wear PPE! Safety should be your number one priority. Wear personal protective equipment and always keep safety precautions in mind.

Installing shingles can be quite intimidating, but you can make your roof installation the least of your worries by hiring a professional contractor. Give us a call at 813.515.7040 and our team at Five Star Roofing and Construction will help you every step of the way.

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