Shingle Roofing Bowers Replacement & Repair
Drive through any neighborhood across the United States and take a look at the roofs. There’s a good bet that the community will mostly be shingle roofs. Shingles are one of the most popular residential roofing systems in the continental U.S. And for good reason. They are affordable, quality, and tried and true. You can find shingles in several types:
Advantages of Shingle Roofing in Bowers
Shingles have been used for over a century in America, showcasing the asphalt shingles durability and toughness. While there are always new innovations and roofing materials that enter the marketplace, shingles remain the most commonly used roofing system because it is a proven commodity. From color and style selection, there are numerous options to choose from. 10 houses on the same block can all have a unique look to their roof from different styles of shingles, to the color. However, just as important, shingle roof repair, replacement, and installation is relatively simple, which is important in that it allows for cost-effective repairs and when the time comes, easy replacement. For most Bowers homes, an entirely new shingle roof can be put on in as little as a day.
- Shingles are a great value
- Architectural shingles have a beautiful look to them
- Shingles perform well to wind damage
- Shingles are naturally fire resistant
Some shingles can help fight algae growth. Others can help offer resistance against damaging hail or wind. Some utilize cool roof technology to reflect heat (reducing a/c). You can inquire about these different types of shingles at your free inspection or roof estimate.
Bowers Shingle Roof Storm Damage
As we all know living in Delaware, our local weather can change on a dime. What goes from being a sunny day, can turn into a quick thunderstorm with gusting winds or even hail. With the fluctuating weather, it is important to routinely check for any potential storm damage to your roof. It is extremely important to make any repairs as soon as possible to prevent damage from worsening. Storms can damage not only your shingle roof, but also your siding, gutters and windows.
Think of a chain breaking. What starts as just a small repair, if left untouched, can lead to much costlier damages over time. If only one shingle is initially broken or lifted, it may not seem like a big deal. But by causing a ‘break’ in your roofing system, it can be a weak link allowing water to seep in under that shingle. And the more wind storms that come through, it can put all surrounding shingles at risk as well.
It is an advisable idea to have your shingle roof routinely inspected after any significant storm events, and our Bowers roofing contractors can help assist by providing a free roof inspection to identify severity of damage, and if any repair or maintenance is needed.
If your roof has suffered significant wind or hail damage, your homeowner’s insurance may cover it as an ‘Act of God’. Because storm damage to your roof can cause catastrophic roof failure, many insurance carriers will pay in order to have your roof repaired, or even fully replaced in order to prevent water damage from happening in your home or your roof damage worsening.
Types of Roof Shingles
There are a handful of different asphalt roofing shingles on the market. There are: strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. All three vary from each other, not only in price, but in style and features
These are commonly referred to as 3-tab shingles because of the cut of the shingle, and these ‘strip shingles’ are the most basic asphalt shingles that you can purchase. They have a very flat appearance, and tend to be the most inexpensive option.
These are more commonly referred to as architectural or laminate shingles. These are one of the more prevalent asphalt shingles – they are fused between two or more layers of asphalt. Architectural shingles are designed to have a ‘random’ look to them, to try to replicate a slate roof or wood shake aesthetic appearance. These will generally have better roof warranties, however architectural is generally more expensive than a 3-tab shingle roof.
As the name suggests, luxury shingles are the highest-quality shingles available on the market, and will make your Bowers home truly stand out. The luxury shingles outclass the two above shingles in both appearance and functionality. The luxury shingle is heavyweight which is ideal for weather/storm protection. They have a gorgeous aesthetic look to them with beautiful volume/dimensions and coloration. If you’re looking for a slate roofing or wood shake type of image, luxury shingles are your best option.
Bowers (commonly known as Bowers Beach) is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 335.
Bowers Beach was originally settled in the late 1600s and was named Whitwell’s Delight by Francis Whitwell. The land was acquired by William Frampton in 1685 and was called Dover Peers. After Frampton died, the land was sold to William Bassett. Eventually, 420 acres of Whitwell’s Delight belonged to Nathaniel and Mary Hunn. After Nathaniel Hunn died in 1734, his children sold the land to John Bowers and the land along the Delaware Bay between the St. Jones River and Murderkill River became known as Bowers Beach starting on August 16, 1734. The land later belonged to John Bowers’ son and then his granddaughter, with the latter being the last person in the Bowers family to own the land. Part of the land was acquired by John Booth in 1750, who sold it later in the year to Benjamin Chew. By the 1800s, the properties in Bowers Beach were owned by Joseph Wood. The properties were later sold to multiple owners. On March 9, 1907, Bowers was incorporated. In 1962, the settlement was reincorporated as the Town of Bowers.