Shingle Roofing Frequently asked questions

Shingle Roofing FAQ

When installing shingles, a roofer will start at the bottom and overlap layers of shingles to create a waterproof layer that protects your roof and keeps water from entering your home. Gravity does the rest of the work by propelling water downwards on the angles of the roof.

Most shingles are made of asphalt, but wood, slate, and other composite materials can also be used. Asphalt shingles are commonly made of either fiberglass or cellulose fibers (organic). Both are durable and flexible but fiberglass shingles have better fire ratings and are better for the environment.

  • Endless customization: shingles come in a countless variety of styles and colors to match the tastes and design of both the homeowner and the home itself. 
  • They also come in a number of different types you can choose from depending on your roof’s needs. 
  • They’re lightweight and can be installed on most roofs.
  • Shingles are cost-effective and easily replaceable if damaged

Shingles are the most common roofing method because they’re effective, easier to install, and often cheaper than other types of roofs.

Shingle roofs are long-lasting with a lifespan of up to 25 years.

Yes, if you work with KO Roofing! With a limited lifetime manufacturer warranty on all our shingles and our 15-year workmanship warranty, you’ll be making the right investment in your home’s future.

Good shingles will be symmetrical across your roof and provide full coverage. There will be clean lines where the roof connects to your home, and nails should not be visible. 

Shingles should not be cracked, discoloured, or peeling away from your roof.

Shingles are a good fit for most homes, but there are a few things to think about before you make your decision. 

One factor to consider is weather conditions in your area. Since certain types of shingles can be damaged by winds or extreme temperatures, it’s important to choose the right material. 

In addition, the ventilation and slope of your roof may determine if shingles are right for you. Flat roofs, for example, cannot use shingles. 

Not sure if shingles are right for your roof? You’re not a roofing expert — but we are. Our experts treat each roof like the unique property that it is and will work with you to find the solution that makes the most sense for you.

Schedule Your Free Shingle roofing Inspection in Philadelphia

When you work with KO Roofing, you can choose from over 20 shingle types and colors to match any style of home. 

Know nothing about shingles? We’ve got you covered… literally. During your free consultation and estimate, we’ll walk you through choosing the best shingles for your roofing needs. 



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