You can’t avoid it any longer. Each evening you pull into your driveway and your eyes go straight to the roof. You have shingles missing, droopy spots, and who-knows-what kind of growths in the cracks.

You go to bed doubting your safety. You lie awake staring up at the ceiling while Insomnia Brain taunts you. You can’t help but think, What if the roof caved in?

It probably won’t. But just to be sure, it’s time to consider different types of roof improvements—in the morning; once you’re rested.

If your roof is speaking to you, you’re not crazy. It’s just time for an upgrade.

Here’s what you need to know.

Types of Roof Repairs

It’s time to raise the roof, literallyIf you have experienced any of the following, you likely need some roof maintenance.

  1. Missing, cracked, damaged or bent shingles
  2. Sagging, unlevel sections
  3. Moss, mold or fungi
  4. Wet spots
  5. Fallen or sinking satellites 
  6. Tree or storm damage

When it comes to proper roof maintenance, its symptoms will show you what you need. You might need a few repairs or even a whole replacement. Once you know your roof’s needs, it’s time to assess your own.

Before you decide your roof’s route, you might ask yourself:

  1. What’s my budget?
  2. What’s my desire? Do I need a short-term fix or a long-term investment?
  3. What’s my aesthetic preference?
  4. What’s my functional preference?
  5. How long has it been since the roof’s last “check-up?”

If your roof’s been unattended for 15-20 years, it’s time to get shingle-shopping!

Types of Roof Shingles

While it’s good to do your own research, it might deter you once you learn there are nearly 20 types of roof shingles. We’re here to tell you that if you’ve answered the above questions, that’s most of the battle. We can do the rest.

There are a few types of roof shingles worth mentioning, though. Here are the basic properties for some roof shingle types.

Rubber Roof Shingles

  • Can last 30 years
  • Non-toxic
  • Recyclable
  • Lightweight
  • Adverse weather-resistant

Fiberglass Roof Shingles

Cedar Shake Shingles

  • Rustic 
  • Sturdy
  • Good insulation
  • High-end
  • Distinct
  • Textured

While plastic shingles, copper shingles, tile shingles, and the remaining dozen types of roof shingles share certain properties, the subtleties make the difference.

We’re here to help you choose.

Ridgepoint Roofing Recommendations 

When it comes to smart roofing, Ridgepoint Roofing uses asphalt composite shingles for residential and commercial properties. We use top brands like Owens Corning, GAF/ELK, CertainTeed and others to ensure the best job for your home. We’ve even provided you the why behind our preferred 3-tab and architectural shingles.

While there’s a pool of options out there, we’re here to simplify your focus. Roofs are not the time to D.I.Y. and with Ridgepoint Roofing, you won’t have to!

When it comes to types of roof improvements, the first step is acknowledging that you need one. Let us relieve your research. Beyond choosing shingle styles, choose Ridgepoint Roofing and let us show you the way.

Contact us today for your free quote!

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