What You Should Know About Asphalt Shingle Roofing in Kansas City

Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing material for many Kansas City homeowners. Local roofing suffers from frequent storms, icy winters, and extreme summer heat. Due to these environmental conditions, roofing systems suffer a lot of minor and major damages throughout the years.

Asphalt shingles are inexpensive, available in a variety of styles, and are easy to maintain, which make them perfect for local roofing.

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If you are interested in getting an asphalt shingle roof for your home, here are some things you should know:

Types of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt roof shingles come in two kinds: organic and non-organic.

As asphalt shingle specialists, our roofers can advise you on what best suits your roof and house construction.

  • Organic Shingles.

    These are asphalt shingles with organic felt matting. It’s usually a waterproof, asphalt-saturated paper mat.

     

    Adhesive asphalt is also applied as a top coat before embedding ceramic granules. Organic shingles have 40% more asphalt per 100 sq. ft. than non-organic shingles. Because they weigh more, they resist wind better to prevent blow-off.

  • Non-organic Shingles.

    These are asphalt shingles made of glass fiber mat. The mat is coated with asphalt containing mineral fillers.

     

    The fillers are used to help the glass fiber and the asphalt stick together before adhesive asphalt is applied and ceramic granules are embedded. Lightweight and more inexpensive, glass fiber shingles are more popular and widely used.

Asphalt Shingle Warranties

Asphalt shingles often come with limited warranties. For example, with Owens Corning shingles, warranties often start at 20 years with restrictions. It goes higher depending on the type of shingle you have.

 

It’s very important that you ask and receive a copy of the warranties. It’s also very important to work with preferred contractors since they can get you an extension on your warranties against:

  • Manufacturing defects.
    This is the most common warranty carried by many asphalt roofing companies in Kansas. If the materials purchased for your roof are found to be defective, the manufacturers will have them replaced at no extra cost to you.
  • Prorated and non-transferable.
    These are often included in the provisions of a warranty. For example, if your asphalt roof carries a 20-year warranty but fails after 10 years, you’ll only be reimbursed for half the cost of the materials used.
  • Force majeure.
    Roofs often face storms and natural calamities. You should be aware that most roofing manufacturers do not offer warranties that cover damages caused by these.
  • Improper installation.
    This is why getting professional Kansas City roofers is important. Improper installation voids most materials warranty because the manufacturer may claim that the problem is not with their product but with the installation.

Expert Installation of Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are best installed by professionals. Do what’s best for your roof.

 

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