Laminated Shingle Roof Installation
Are you considering laminated shingles for your roofing project? Laminated shingles contain several layers of asphalt with a heavy base mat. The shingles give off a pleasing dimensional look because their tabs have slightly different sizes and shapes. Learn more about laminated shingle roof construction from Scro’s Roofing Company today.
Why Is an Architectural Laminated Shingle Roof A Great Choice?
Architectural laminated shingles offer outstanding protection for your home. These shingles stand up to intense weather and are known for their fantastic durability. While North Carolina weather is often beautifully mild, we also get our share of rain, snow and wind. Your home will stay safe when you add laminated shingles.
Laminated shingles are attractive and maintain their shape, with a more three-dimensional appearance than flatter three-tab shingles. You’ll often see laminated shingles on well-designed, ornate buildings.
Pros and Cons of Laminated Shingle Roof Installation
While everything has pros and cons, the pros of laminated shingle roofs outweigh the cons. The pros of laminated shingles include:
- Long warranties on products that last several decades.
- Peace of mind that your roof will stay intact during bad weather.
- Ease of installation by qualified technicians.
- Excellent aesthetic value and curb appeal.
Cons of laminated shingles include:
Laminated shingles often have a higher price tag than three-tab shingles. However, in the long run, the higher upfront cost of a laminated roof may balance out with lower repair fees throughout the roof’s lifetime compared to other roof types.
How to Properly Install Laminated Shingle Roofs
After laying down the starter course, you begin to install the first row of shingles flush at the bottom of the roof. Whether you go from left to right or right to left, you need to do it consistently. The shingles should overhang the eave by up to three-quarters of an inch. To start the second course, trim 6 inches from the first shingle and begin laying again. The third layer should begin with a shingle with 11 inches removed.
At Scro’s Roofing, we don’t employ racking, which can lead to shingle damage and make color variations look more obvious. Racking also raises the risk of fasteners going missing and tiles blowing off the roof.
Professional Laminated Tile Roof Installation Services
You need knowledgeable roofers for installing laminated shingles. Scro’s Roofing Company can assist you. Our team has handled many laminated shingle installations, and we can do it for you, too. Call us at 919-551-5104 or get in touch online to discuss your options today!
Last Updated: 12/21/2021