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Roof Repair & Replacement In Louisiana-How To Chose The Right Shingles
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There are many factors to consider when choosing the right shingles for your Louisiana home. If you want the best look for your homes roof take everything into account from the age of your house to the pitch of the roof for your best results.

There are so many factors to consider when reroofing your house we will try and cover the most crucial in this article which will be the first in a series to take you from choosing the best shingle type and brand to picking a color and your contractor. When picking the shingles for your home there are two types of asphalt shingles, 3-tab which usually carry a 20 year warranty and architectural which can have a 30 to 50 year warranty depending on the manufacturer and whether you get heavy grade.

We completed a roofing job for an elderly lady not long ago and she was quite satisfied with the completed job, however her son had many complaints about the look of the roof. After reinspecting the roof and walking around the house with our clients son we explained that what he was looking at was defaults in the roof itself not the shingles. The home was in Baton Rouge Louisiana which takes much abuse from the weather, this coupled with poor workmanship in the construction of the home left many rises and dips in the roof. After the new 3-tab shingles was laid on the ro it made the roof look even worse as far as the bumps and dips. The new roof laid flat whereas the old wore out roof had a good bit of cupping that gave it somewhat of a dimensional look that helped hide the poor roof construction. If our client had chosen to upgrade to an architectural shingles the dimensional look would have masked many of the imperfections in her roof.

If you have the extra money to spend when doing your roofing job always opt for the architectural shingles for the better look they will have on your roof as well as the extended warranty they carry, and they are flat out a better shingle and will take the abuse better and give you better service over the life of your ho Now you need to decide on what brand shingle to buy, all manufacturers are not equal when it comes to quality and duration. Chose a shingle that carries a 130 MPH wind warranty for best results in the south Louisiana area. 

The last thing you must do is chose your roofing company. Before you pick a roofing contractor do a thorough Google search, look for how often they come up in key searches. A roofing company that has extensive experience in the Louisiana area will show up in results like roof repair, roof replacement and roofing expert in Louisiana. A good company will also be accredited with the Better Business Bureau, be a member of a lo Chamber of Commerce as well as look and act professional. 

There are so many factors when choosing a roofing system for you home it is impossible to cover them all in one article. I will suggest again do your homework, study everything you can find on the internet as well as word of mouth, nothing says a roofing company can perform better than a friend they have worked for.


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