Shingles have an array of options to create very specific looks/styles and can accommodate both large and small budgets. In cases where the roof pitch is greater than 3:12 pitch, shingles would be the preferred method of install as water will flow easily over them and into a gutter system this system is a water-shedding system NOT a waterproof system.
Shingles are installed in either tracking patterns or diagonally (stair step) method. The method of install can depend on the type/style of the shingle. The first thing to be completed during the install is to make sure the decking is clean and dry. Ice and water shields are installed in the valleys, around all pipes, and chimneys, and in cases where required by code at the eave(gutter edges).
Next, the roofing felt is installed in the field areas.
Finally, the shingles are nailed over the felt and ice and water shield membranes. Areas where there is a wall connecting to the roof metal flashing are to be installed to direct water on the shingles.
The average St. Louis home can have a roof removed and replaced on the same day. However, the steeper and higher the roof, the more risk, the longer the install can take.
In the Midwest, shingled roofs can typically last for 15-20 years for an architectural shingle. In most cases, the shingles will require replacement due to the harsh spring-like weather that can bring wind and hail damage.
For shingled roofs, warranties are issued with a material warranty from the manufacturer, and a workmanship warranty from Watermark Exteriors that handles any issues that may arise from workmanship.
It may not be something that’s front of mind when you think about your home, but an attractive, well-designed roof goes a long way to not only making your home look good, it protects your investment. A poorly done roof or broken or torn shingles just do not measure up to a top-quality, professional roof. As a St. Louis homeowner you’re fully aware of just how rough the Midwest climate can be on your roof. We are shingle roof experts and we’ve been serving St. Louis residents for well over 20 years.
Shingle roofing has long been the choice for residential roofing jobs. At Watermark Exteriors, we install laminated asphalt shingles, as well as asphalt fiberglass. Let us help you make your house the envy of all your neighbors with a Watermark roof. Don’t need a new roof yet? That’s fine too! Our skilled technicians will give you a no-cost estimate on repairs and only fix what needs fixing. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Typically asphalt shingles are the best option for St. Louis homeowners. Asphalt shingles are available in sheets and are layered on the roof to give the appearance of more costly shingles, like cedar or slate which are individually installed.
Shingles are comprised of a base material (normally waste paper, cellulose, wood fibers, or some other organic material). This is then infused with asphalt to provide a waterproof barrier. An additional layer of asphalt is applied and covered with granules to finish the process.
Most manufactures provide what is referred to as “grades” or “ratings.’ Commonly they are rated from “good” to “better,” with the rating of “best” being the most expensive and most durable choice.
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We provide roofing services for commercial spaces such as manufacturing plants, warehouses, office spaces, high-rises, retail fronts, churches, and multifamily complexes. Our contractors also take care of any residential properties or industrial buildings as well and perform any repairs, replacements, and maintenance needed. Our commercial roofers provide the services to handle and install TPO, PVC, EPDM, Shingled roofs, and Metal roof systems.
We’re one of the few roofing companies that consistently and actively work with our clients to determine the best solutions to fit their specific needs. Our proven process has been shown to help homeowners save money with the best possible fix.