For many homeowners who need to have their roof repaired, Laminated Shingles (a.k.a. “Composition Shingles”) are enough to last a lifetime. Laminated Shingles are by far the most popular roofing shingle in The United States of America. They come in many colors, shapes, and are suitable for most budgets, but are they the perfect solution for people who live and work in El Paso, TX? MAK Roofing & Construction has all of the information you need!
Laminated Shingles – The Lowdown
You can’t tell from the street, but Laminated Shingles are made of a fine sheet of fiberglass coated with asphalt. Colored mineral granules are then applied to the surface of the asphalt, and the whole thing gets tacked down against a wooden rooftop to protect your home from the elements! The benefits of choosing Laminated Shingles are:
- Available in many colors
- Rugged construction
- Various looks based on shingle thickness
- Can resist wind speeds up to 130 miles per hour
- Long lasting warranties (up to 50 years)
Laminated Shingles are inexpensive alternatives to more traditional clay and cedar shake-style rooftop shingles.
Drawbacks to Laminated Shingles
Selecting a material for roof shingles isn’t the biggest decision you will make in your lifetime, but picking the right material means “it could be the LAST time you have to choose”. When it comes to Laminated Shingles, you must be aware that they offer very little in way of insulation against the heat.
During the summer time, the temperature inside of your attic can be up to 30 degrees hotter than the rest of your home! If the insulation in your attic isn’t in good working order, there’s a chance you have hot air from the attic seeping down into your air conditioned home! This can raise electric bills and make your home hot and uncomfortable! When contacting MAK Roofing & Construction, be sure to ask them what options exist to ensure your home is safe from the heat!
Call MAK Roofing & Construction for Laminated Shingles
If you are in the El Paso area and you are considering the purchase of Laminated Shingles to protect your rooftop, contact MAK Roofing and Construction now! Our experts are educated in various shingle materials, benefits, and drawbacks.
MAK Roofing and Construction will happily evaluate what services you need and recommend construction materials suited to your plans and budget!