The Essentials Of Roof Replacement

Tired of your rusty degrading roof? Think it’s begging for a makeover and you’ve got no clue where to start? Well, with our article, you’re in pure luck because we’re here with all the essentials you need to know to get going on your plan to replace those old shingles. 

And in this article, shingles is what our focus will be as we’ll cover the other components in the following articles on this topic. Even though it’s just one part of your roof, it’s the major material that covers the whole roof so it’s essential to choose the right ones per your budget and aesthetic. 

So let’s go over our breakdown of all the options available to you!

Shingles to get started!

The top layer of your roof that is visible to the outside world is made up of your shingles. Because of this, when consumers consider replacing their roof, they frequently only consider their shingles so here are the different types of shingles and some factors to consider for your roof replacement plan. 

Asphalt shingles

Asphalt Shingles are the most widely used being economical in value. They are available in an array of colors, sizes, and shapes. 

Three-tab shingles and architectural shingles are other considerably common options. The more basic of the two shingles, three-tab shingles are around 36 inches long and weigh less. 

Architectural shingles

Also known as laminated strip shingles, come in multiple layers of individual shingles, giving the roof a 3-D appearance which is possibly why they cost a little bit more than three-tab shingles.

For homeowners seeking a roof that is more aesthetically pleasing than what asphalt shingles can provide, wood shake shingles are a popular choice. 

The most typical materials used to make them are cedar, cypress, spruce, pine, and California redwood. 

Shake roofs are more expensive than asphalt shingles and need ongoing maintenance, but hey- if you’re getting a more attractive, energy-efficient, and resistant to extreme weather benefit, then don’t you think the extra bucks are worth spending on?


Slate is one of the priciest options for a roof, but it’s also quite stylish and will give your house a lot more curb appeal. In addition to its beauty, slate is renowned for its longevity. 

According to some estimates, it can last between 60 to 120 years, which means it’s probably the last roof replacement you’ll need in your life!

Metal roofs

Metal Roofs are another alternative that will survive for at least 50 years and frequently have lengthy warranties when put properly (which is a problem because few roofers actually know how to install them). 

As the metal will reflect the sun off, making it simpler to keep the house cool throughout the summer, they are also perfect for folks who wish to save their energy costs. Your roof’s lifespan will be dramatically shortened by the trapped hot and cold air if you don’t have adequate attic ventilation. The purpose of your roof vents is to prevent this by allowing your attic to breathe properly.

Clay and concrete tiles

These are a terrific option if you’re aiming for a southwestern aesthetic. While being durable and non-combustible, this material will add aesthetic value that other materials just cannot. To hold all that weight, you might need additional framework because they are pricey and fairly heavy.

To decide which is best, try our free estimate guide on TEO Constructions as we’re just a call away! 

All in all

All these specifications are crucial to consider before choosing the most important part of your roof which is supposed to take in all the tough weather for years to come alongside giving your house a decent appearance. Investing the right materials in your roof is important to keep you stress free for maintenance. Make it count!


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At TEO Construction, we have been in the improvement business for over a decade. In that time, we have perfected our skills – in fact, we are so confident in our workmanship that we offer lifetime labor warranties and three types of warranties on materials. Our mission is always to service our customers with the best quality roofing materials and labor.


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