Shingle Roofing in Tampa
Asphalt shingles are composed of a base material - either organic felt or glass-fiber mat - that provides support for the weather-resistant components, asphalt and fillers, and surfacing material generally in the form of mineral granules that provides fire resistance and protection from impact and UV degradation. They have relatively long roof life span, but tend to last longer in cooler climates compared in warmer climates. The average life span of a shingle is about 20 years. Majority of roofing companies in Tampa charge per square of roofing materials installed (1 square = 100 square feet). However, you still have to check with your contractor as there are some who charge by the hour and not by the size of the work to be done. Shingle roofs can be installed year-round. Professional contractors choose appropriate roofing materials for a quality winter installation because cold weather can pose obstacles during installation. Fortunately, polymer modified asphalt technology ensures that shingles remain flexible down to 0˚F (-18˚C), which is 40 degrees lower than the typical installation of standard asphalt shingles. This allows for the best quality application during fall and winter installations. Choosing a professional contractor is important because a good material that is poorly installed is a waste of resources. Remember, you and your family are the ones who have to live with that roof for the next 20, 30, or 40 years, so choose wisely.