4 Changes In Roofing Since Your Roof Was Installed

Roofing technology has changed considerably. One of the first things that many people worry about their roof is the exterior. As a homeowner, you may be wondering more about how updating your roof with new materials could be beneficial in the future. Here are some of the main improvements to roofing installations that have occurred recently:

Shingle Installation

Older style asphalt shingles are items that traditionally last just 15-18 years. Thinner-style shingles are outdated and newer architectural shingles can be beneficial to hiding imperfections and enjoying a longer lifespan.

Improved Underlayment

Underlayment improvements for your roof have come a long way too. The underlayment is installed along the roof deck and it provides an added layer of protection from the elements. The roofing underlayment is a thicker design and they are less likely to tear than before too.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing materials have improved considerably too. Metal roofing materials are sustainable and have great longevity. More property owners are choosing metal roofing because of its energy efficiency as well.

Fastener Improvements

The quality of fasteners has also changed significantly with many roofing companies giving up on fasteners like staplers and using more nails per shingle for an improved level of strength.

Consider some of these top changes if you are considering a roofing upgrade or you are in need of repairs, with improvements to materials and processes, roofs today are stronger than ever before.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Largo Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.