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Our Asphalt Roofing Services

Asphalt Roof Installation

Roofs are built to last, however they are not forever and will eventually fall apart. If you are looking for the best performance, in a new roof to protect your home or business, rely on 518 Bernard Roofing & Siding to install it. We provide professional roof installation services using top quality materials from GAF, Firestone, Owens Corning, Certain Teed and other leading brands. If you think your roof is nearing the end of its usefull life, call us today for a free consultation.

Professional asphalt roofing

Asphalt Roof Repairs

Do you see signs of leakeage on your roof? Call us for a professional inspection to identify and solve any problems before they worsen and cost you more. We will carefully insoect your roof, identify the cause and will perform durable, effective repairs. When you want a protective coating to add an extra layer of security to your roof, we can deliver it.

Storm and Wind Damage Restoration

From regular showers to strong blizzards and scorching summers, New York is no stranger to inclement weather. These natural events can blow away shingles or even cause catastrophic damage to both new and older roofs. Working in this demanding New York area has honed our storm repairs and restoration services to ensure we quickly get you back on your feet.

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New House Roofing

New Construction

Whether you are planning a multifamily building or commercial construction, our fully trained team provides impeccable roofing solutions. We have the experience and the expertise to deliver your project exactly as needed.

Residential & Commercial Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt Roofing Repair & Installation

Asphalt Roofing FAQs

What is an asphalt shingle roof? An asphalt shingle roof is the most common type of roof you see on homes today. It’s a roof system made primarily out of asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing components. There are three types of asphalt shingles to choose from: 3-tab, dimensional, and luxury. 3-tab asphalt shingles lay flat and get their name from the 3 tabs on each shingle strip. Dimensional shingles give you a good looking random pattern or simulate the look of a wood shake roof. Luxury or premium shingles are actually larger than the other asphalt shingles and are made to look like slate.

How long do asphalt roofs last for? General life expectations of roofing materials: Asphalt Shingles (3 tab Shingles): 15 to 20 years. Asphalt Architectural Shingles: 20 to 30 years. Built-Up Roof: (tar and gravel) 10 to 20 years.

Are asphalt roofs slippery when wet? Shingle asphalt is hydrophobic — it repels water and stays slick. The water beads rather than soaks in, which is why your roof keeps you dry. That beaded water slides downhill to your gutters.

Can I put new shingles over old ones? If conditions are right, new shingles laid over old ones can be just as attractive and durable as shingles laid on bare sheathing. Installation is easier than for a tear-off job, since you can use the existing shingles as guides for laying the new ones

Is an asphalt roof the same as shingles? An asphalt roof is more than just the shingles you see from the street. It's a combination of different key roofing components and materials to ensure your home stays leak-free. While the asphalt shingles are the bulk of an asphalt roof, all the other roofing materials are just as important.

Is asphalt roof cheap? Asphalt shingles are inexpensive – Out of all the roofing materials that are available, asphalt shingles are probably one of the most affordable choices, making them a good option for homeowners on a budget.

Which is better fiberglass or asphalt shingles? Better Durability: Because organic asphalt shingles contain more asphalt than fiberglass shingles, they are more durable, and as a result, they last longer than fiberglass. Their added durability also means that they are more likely to last through severe storms without getting blown away or damaged.

Is it better to have a lighter or darker colored shingle? Light shingles fair better in warmer weather, as light colors tend to deflect sunlight and keep your house cooler. Dark shingles are the opposite; they absorb heat, which makes them excellent for colder climates. They also tend to make snow melt much more quickly.

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