There are three major categories of Roofing Shingle products available in the market:
Strip Shingles “Strip Shingles are the original and the most basic of roofing shingles available in the industry. Strip Shingles are denoted by the fact that they are single layered roofing shingles that are generally designed to look like slate. Strip Roofing Shingles have a very flat appearance on the roof line and are typically the lightest weight roofing shingles available in the market. Strip shingles used to be the predominant roofing shingle available and used in the market. Today, however, with significant advances in technology and consumer sophistication, Strip Shingles are used primarily by home builders manufacturing economy priced homes or purchased by homeowners as replacement roofing shingles for homes that already have Strip Shingles on the roof. ”
Dimensional Shingles “Dimensional Shingles (or Architectural Laminated Shingles) are now the predominant roofing shingles installed in North America. These products are manufactured as dual layered products (or multi-layered in the case of CertainTeed’s tri-laminate technology) and provide a thicker and richer appearance on the roof (a multi-dimensional look). Dimensional Roofing Shingles also typically are heavier weight than Strip Roofing Shingles and usually have improved warranty protections, which can range from 30-years to Lifetime.”
Premium Shingles “Premium Shingles are usually described as laminated shingles that have a differentiated appearance or functionality from traditional Dimensional Roofing Shingles. These products may have designs that mimic “old-world” roofing shingles, like natural slate or natural shake roofing shingles.”
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The first thing that needs to happen is a complete evaluation of the current problems that you, the homeowner, are trying to solve with your new roof. Do you have leaks? Are you experiencing ice-damns during the winter? Are you looking for a simple cosmetic replacement? Etc.
It is important that you and the roofing company you hire are both on the same page as to what you want to accomplish with your new roof. You want to avoid the all-too-common pitfall of a homeowner spending thousands of dollars on a new roof, only to end up with the exact same problem that they had before replacing the roof.
The fact of the matter is that you may not even need new a new roof!
A thorough inspection will reveal the true cause of the problem that you are trying to fix.
Once a thorough examination has been completed, then it’s time to move to the next logical step.
Now that you and the company that you are considering for your roofing have a complete understanding of exactly what needs to be accomplished, you can start discussing options.
At Guardian, we take the time to thoroughly cover all of the options available to you that is guaranteed to fix the problem that you are wanting addressed regarding your roof. We represent all of the major manufacturers so we simply guide you through the process of choosing the correct roofing products for your home that fixes your problems and fits within your budget.
You are in control of choosing the exact options that you want for your home. With us as a resource, we help you to design and build your project.
We understand that typical homeowners aren’t roofing experts. Additionally, we know that it is almost impossible to find reliable information about what homeowners need to know when buying roofing for their home.
At Guardian, we take the time to thoroughly answer any and all questions that you may have regarding your current situation, what is happening, why it’s happening, and what needs to be done to fix the problem. Options will be presented to you along with an explanation of how the combination of options address the main concerns that you want fixed with your roof.
More importantly, we take the time to provide you with important information regarding your rights as a homeowner in Wisconsin.
First and foremost, the people who work at Guardian are homeowners. We are simply doing the right thing in ensuring that you understand your rights. We know that helping you to understand your rights will provide you with the most protection possible against unscrupulous contractors. After all, if we were in your shoes, that’s what we would want.
Now it’s time to confirm the choices that you’ve made for your home. Because of the previous steps, you are now significantly more educated and informed about your specific needs and goals. This clear understanding allows us to have a comfortable, respectful, non-confrontational, and intelligent conversation about the possible solutions for your home. We will go over every single line item of your proposal in detail to ensure that you understand everything. We will take the time necessary to go answer and questions that you may have and address and concerns.
You can then take the proposal along with all other paperwork and review it at your leisure. The price is the price and there is no special price that’s “only good for today.” You can ask more questions, discuss different options, and continue to become intimately familiar with every piece of information presented to you so that you gain the comfort and trust needed to know that you are making the right decision for you and your family.
We have formed strategic partnerships with several trusted financial institutions to provide direct & personalized access to a variety of payment and finance options. We will show you what those options are so that you can make the decision that’s best for you.