A shingle that shows 3 tabs or measures 3 feet, is fittingly known as 3-tab roofing shingles. They are normally guaranteed for 20 years and help the roof to have a smooth, defined look. 3-tab shingles are often available in 20, 25 or even 30-year limited warranties, depending on the manufacturer. They are generally available in a variety of colors and it’s also important to note that 3-tab roofing shingles are some of the most cost-efficient shingles to use on your home.
Are 3-Tab Roofing Shingles For You?
Check with your local homeowner’s association, before deciding on 3-tab roofing shingles for your home. In addition to certain restrictions that each association may have, some don’t allow the use of 3-tab shingles. This may be true in areas that are prone to high wind or other inclement weather but check with your local building requirements to be sure.
Replacing 3-Tab Roofing Shingles.
If you decide to take the job on yourself, choose a warm, dry day. Do not work on the roof if it is slippery or wet. Once you’re on the roof, careful when prying the tabs of the shingles upward, which overlap the damaged one. Loosen the tabs and the adhesive on the back of the shingle. Work carefully to avoid damage to the neighboring shingles. They may crack if you lift too many tabs on good shingles. For the shingle that you are removing, look for the nails holding it into place and remove them as well. Once the shingle is out, remove any debris from that area before placing the new shingle. With your new shingle in hand, search for the adhesive strips near the bottom of each of the 3 tabs. Slide the new shingle into place and secure it with nails. You may use roofing cement to secure the overlying tabs.
Contacting A Professional.
If you’re uncomfortable working on your roof, you can call a professional roofing contractor. Roofer911.com has years of experience in helping homeowners with all of their roofing needs. We can help you, too. Give us a call or fill in the form for a fast quote on your project. We are here to answer all of your questions and also to provide you with quality work, so please do not hesitate to contact Roofer911.com for repair or replacement of your roof.