Services We Offer
At Reliable Roofing & Sheet Metal we provide a number of services that goes beyond just roofing ranging from siding, patios and even windows. Lets us help with your next project or repair.
Free Roofing Inspection
Commercial & Residential Metal or Shingle Roofing Installation & Repair
Siding & Window Installation & Repair
Patio & Deck Installation & Repair
Types Of Roof Repair Services
Roof Leak Repair
Hail and Hurricane/Wind Damage Repair
Worn Out Roof Jacks and Vents
Old Age, Sun, Heat Damage
General Roof Maintenance
Shingle Roofing Services | Installation & Repair
Asphalt Roofing Shingles and Asphalt's Role in Roof Shingles
Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used roofing material on residential homes in America due to its affordability and classic beauty.
The primary purpose of asphalt in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent. It also holds the granules in place and helps to add to the overall strength of the shingle. The best asphalt stays flexible and will not dry out nor become hard or brittle for the expected life of the roofing shingle.
The Three Major Categories of Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Strip Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Strip asphalt roofing shingles are single-layered asphalt roofing shingles typically designed to look like slate. These are usually the lightest weight asphalt roofing shingles available for residential homes. Built on a tough fiber glass base, each shingle provides resistance to blow-off and tearing. Strip roofing shingles are primarily installed by those building economy priced homes or purchased by homeowners as replacement roofing shingles for homes that already have strip shingles on the roof.
Dimensional Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Dimensional asphalt roofing shingles are manufactured as multi-layered products and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (giving a "multi-dimensional" look). Dimensional roofing shingles are characteristically heavier in weight than strip roofing shingles and usually have better warranty protections ranging from 30-years to lifetime.
Premium Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Premium asphalt roofing shingles are generally called laminated shingles and have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional dimensional asphalt roofing shingles. These products may have designs that simulate “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles. Premium roofing shingles provide a much superior aesthetic appeal. Premium asphalt roofing shingles might also have important functional improvements such as being more impact resistant or having built-in solar reflectivity that may extend the life of your home's roof and/or provide lower energy costs.
How Often Should You Replace Your Asphalt Shingle Roof
The majority of roofing shingles will provide 20 or more years of protection, but there are factors that play a big role in the longevity. Storm damages, sun and heat are just a few of many factors that can shorten your roof's ability to protect your biggest investment – your home. It's best to have your roof inspected once-a-year in order to catch any damage or potential issues. During a roof inspection, a professional roofer can find damages early and offer appropriate repairs at an affordable cost.
Metal Roofing Services
Metal roofs are a durable and long-lasting residential roofing option. These types of residential (and commercial) roofing are both aesthetically pleasing and dependable.
Metal roofing systems often last a lifetime making them a worthwhile investment. Every day your roof takes on the elements such as harsh UV rays, winds, rain, hail storms and snow. A metal roof is particularly good at withstanding all of these weather conditions without showing wear and tear and can also aid in energy efficiency for your home. Most metal roofs are considered "cool roofs" meaning they deflect the hot rays of the sun, saving you on cooling costs during hot summer months.
What materials are used in metal roofing?
Metal roofing is composed of eco-friendly and sustainable materials. Some of the most common materials used are zinc, copper, titanium, steel and aluminum with steel and aluminum being by far the most popular. The majority of metal roofs are made from 30-60% recycled materials. With materials such as aluminum, steel and copper, your metal roofing will be able to resist deterioration, such as cracking and shrinking. It is also usually coated with a layer of metallic coating that allows for a rust-free finish.