GAF Grand Canyon Black Oak
Asphalt shingles are today’s most popular roofing material. We install asphalt shingles from the nation’s most trusted manufacturers, including GAF and CertainTeed.
We can help you select the shingle, shingle color, texture and warranty that fits your budget and your home.
3-Tab Asphalt Shingles
3-tab shingles are called 3-tab due to each shingle being notched three times to give the appearance of being three shingles when installed. 3-tab shingles are thinner than architectural shingles, being of a simpler composition. The 3-tab asphalt roofing shingles have stood the test of time and remain a great affordable choice.
Many newer homes have made the change to architectural shingles. Architectural shingles vary in appearance, with different sizes, shapes, and coloration. This varied appearance gives the roof depth, which is why these shingles are sometimes called dimensional shingles. Due to their thickness and laminated composition, architectural shingles last longer, and therefore tend have a longer warranty.
What is the condition of your roof?
Here are some things we look for when we inspect for damage:
- Check flashing for damage or inadequate coverage
- Look under eaves and overhangs for damage
- Examine shingles for any that are missing, cracked, curled, torn, or warped
- Look for any open seams or joints
- Look for popped or rusted nails or stains around nails
- Look for signs of insects or critter infestation (squirrels love climbing on roofs)
- Check for sagging or unsound areas
- Check for rotten fascia and eaves
- Inspect your sources of roof ventilation to make sure they are not clogged
- Inspect gutters for sagging or signs of leaks and be sure to remove any leaves or debris
- Check for dark patches or biological growth
- Check around pipes and roof penetrations to make sure they are sealed and in good shape – there shouldn’t be any exposed nails around flashings (if so, they should be sealed)
- Look inside the attic for signs of leaks, dark spots, holes, or sagging sheathing
The number one responsibility of a gutter system is to catch rainwater from your roof and direct it away from your siding and your foundation. A well-designed and installed gutter system can prevent your home from suffering from siding and trim damage, structural problems, damp walls, and crawlspace/basement flooding.
Little Corner Construction offers seamless gutters that are custom-made on-site. We can install a gutters system that efficiently manages the flow of water from your roof and protects your property from water damage.
Keeping your gutters debris-free and properly flowing is essential. Regularly cleaning your gutters can prevent significant damage to your home. Also ask us about installing gutter guards, which can reduce the frequency of–or completely eliminate the need for–gutter cleaning.