At Roof Army, our mission is to provide both existing and prospective clients with the quality and superior service they deserve. This service is unparalleled. We show enthusiasm, pride and dedication in the services we provide and are committed to providing the best overall client experience. We understand the importance of a quality roof and want to make sure our hometown is taken care of for years to come.
Although not always the first thing we consider when we think of our dream homes, the roofing of our homes is essential – not only to the aesthetic exterior but the integrity of our interiors. But what counts as a good roofing element? What exactly are shingles? How do you go about choosing the right one for your home?
As a homeowner in Orlando, you’ve been exposed to some of the most violent weather seen throughout the country. Some times our state brings heavy rains, high winds, and even hail and sleet at certain times. This almost certainly means your roof takes a great deal of punishment from the elements on an daily basis.
Every shingle roof we install is fully inspected and guaranteed by our Roof Army warranty by trained supervisors to insure our bar setting quality standards are met and exceeded. As best practice and industry standard, we assure every shingle roof is installed to building code requirements and we work with our clients daily to further improve our methods. Ask a Roof Army representative about upgrading shingle roof warranties by our manufacturers.
Regardless of the covering you choose, if installed incorrectly, it will never do its job. Avoid leaky and weak roofing by calling in professionals for assessments and installations. At AABCO Roofing, you can be sure that you are getting the best roof covering for your home and your budget.
What Are Roof Shingles?
Roof shingles refers to the type of roof covering that consists of many individual overlapping pieces. These pieces can be of many different materials but are usually rectangular and flat – ideal for layering. Typically, they are layered from the bottom up; offset from its neighboring shingle and with each successive row covering the joints of the row below it. Shingles are just one of the many forms of roof covering in the USA.
Types of Shingle
Remember that there are different types of shingle material available for roofing. It is important to consider the structure of your building, the typical climate you live in and your budget when choosing a roof.
Asphalt shingles are the most common form of shingle used in the US. These shingles are not made entirely of asphalt – they contain a base layer of either fiberglass (better for warmer climates where fire and moisture resistance is important) or felt paper fiber (more suited to colder, windy climates); this layer is then coated with waterproof asphalt and ceramic granules. These types of shingles come in 3-Tab which are a flat, lightweight shingle, Dimensional which are heavier, thicker and stronger giving your roof a 3 dimensional look and Designer Architectural Shingles which are also a dimensional shingle but offer several different styles and shapes such as wood shake or slate look, they are also the most expensive of the 3.
Metal shingles can be made from a variety of metals – steel (usually with a zinc or paint coating), aluminum, copper, or even a zinc alloy. Although not as easily customized as the asphalt, metal shingles are available in sheets and shingles. Although more expensive than asphalt, metal shingles are more durable, recyclable, lightweight and provide good resistance to both wind and fire.
The traditional wood shingles come from either pine, redwood, red cedar or cypress trees. There are two types of roofing made from wood – shakes or shingles. Shingles are sawn uniformly, tapering evenly, with smooth front and back surfaces. A shake, however, is split not necessarily sawn, is thicker and wider at the base and tapers toward the other end. In the middle in terms of durability, maintenance and cost, wood shingles can be a worthwhile investment. With the correct treatments, it can provide good wind and reasonable water and fire resistance.
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Roof Army knows that your homes first line of defense against Mother Nature’s heavy hand is a good, solid roof. It’s that simple. It’s important not to let too much time pass before you have your roof inspected for potential damage. If you have noticed leaks or small cracks in your shingles, your roof may need to be replaced ...FREE Estimate >>
CHIMNEY & SKYLIGHT
Chimney & Skylights are one of the most vulnerable parts of your home’s structure because they are exposed to weathering on all sides. If the proper steps are not taken, both on the drawing board and in the field, water can enter these areas and cause moisture damage.
Roof Army's experience diagnosing and repairing roofs in the Central Florida area is one of our primary goals. More important is to save you money while delivering high-quality, residential roofing repairs. As a testament to our excellent service and expertise, call today for a FREE estimate and inspection.
Roof Army provides superior gutter installation and repair for any and all types of gutters from metal, copper, seamless and more throughout Florida in the Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, Polk and Volusia County areas! Make Roof Army your number one choice for rain gutters! ...FREE Estimate >>
Roof Army knows that water is the leading cause of damage to your home. Properly installed flashing is very essential for protecting your roof as well as your home investment. Having dysfunctional flashing can be one of the most disastrous mistakes you can make as a homeowner!
Roof Army's team of roofing professionals is experienced with all types of roofing systems. While the visible and physical examination - which makes up the first line of leak investigation - is often successful, sometimes additional testing is needed. ...FREE Estimate >>
As a licensed and insurance Florida State Certified Contractor, Roof Army proudly services the Orlando and Central Florida areas. Including; Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake & Volusia Counties. We are certified and qualified to install and replace Shingle Roofing. We pride ourselves on providing each and every customer with the most exceptional service possible. Replacing commercial and residential shingle roofing quickly and efficiently with help from our experienced staff of expert craftsman has become our mission. Our comprehensive roofing services make sure that your old and weathered roof is restored to brand new. For all shingle roof repairs, shingle roof maintenance, or a shingle roof replacement, we’re the roofing contractor in Orlando to guarantee the best possible job.
We maintain that customer satisfaction is our number one job, so with that we want to assure you receive a stress-free and complete job. Check out some of the services Roof Army has to offer, here.
Extensive damage normally warrants a new roof. Sometimes roofs have been so badly damaged or neglected that all the repairs render useless. After we have inspected your shingle roof, our experts will deliver to you an honest diagnosis. If a new roof is needed we will recommend it, if not, we will repair it. We re-roof and replace shingle roofs.
Planning on building a new addition to your home or maybe, an entirely new home? Roof Army can install your new roof for you. Our team will work with you to pick out the perfect shingle or tile for your design. Our tile roofing in Central Florida will have you wondering why you did not contact us sooner! We will professionally install it and then we'll stand behind it.
Many homeowners feel overwhelmed when looking for an Orlando roofer or replacement expert. Roof Army works to expedite the process as smoothly as possible. An essential part of the process are home visits to conduct inspections. We carefully develop a realistic and accurate estimate that tells the client the budget and time needed to complete the Orlando roof replacement.