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Shingles Info

Shingles Q&A

Shingles protect your home from the elements by being the building blocks of your roof. Overtime the elements begin to wear down your shingles leaving your home vulnerable to leaks and a loss of energy efficieny. Shingles come in different colors and materials including asphalt, wood, metal and composite. Willingham and Sons offers shingles for your new home construction or replacement roofing. Here is some more information on shingles and the importance of caring for yours.

What do they do?

Shingles cover your roof and provide shelter from the weather. They typically overlap and protect the roofing barrier underneath them. In addition to the function they perform in making up the majority of the roof, they also add to the curb appeal of your home. Asphalt shingles are the most widely used and there are two major types, 3-tab and architectural. Asphalt shingles are affordable and easy to install.

When to replace?

It is recommeded to have your roof inspected at least once a year for damage to the shingles. This may appear in the form of cracking or curling shingles. Other signs of roof damage include finding shingles on the ground, roof leaks, asphalt granuales coming off the roof and signs of algae growth.

How long do they last?

Typically a roof will last about 20 years, however this depends on where your home is located, exposure to severe weather and how well your roof is cared for.

What kind to use?

There are many different types of shingles to use depending on the look you want for your home and your budget. Shingles come in many different styles, colors and materials. It is important to know if there are neighborhood requirements that you must adhere to when selecting a new or replacement roof.

For your roofing and building supplies visit our fully stocked warehouse in historic Newberry, South Carolina.

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