Roof Shingles - Roofing

An experienced construction crew can install new shingles within a short period of time. Shingles are an essential component of modern roofing and will be exposed directly to the elements, whether it is UV light, rain, wind or sleet. Over time, they can become damaged or missing and if not replaced, this will leave the roof and interior exposed.

What is Shingle Roofing?

Shingle roofing involves the techniques and tools which are used to install or replace shingles. When purchased shingles will come in bundles which are named squares. The construction team must determine the number of squares which will be needed to replace those which are damaged or missing, which is usually done by measuring the roof’s complete square footage. The dividend for the square footage by one hundred is equal to the amount of shingles that will be needed. However, smart contractors always bring along additional materials just in case they need them.

When Do You Need Shingle Roofing in New Jersey?

Some of the instances where NJ homeowners require shingle roofing services include:

  • When you detect split shingles: Split shingles result from exposure to the elements. Sometimes it will happen slowly, while other times it will appear rapidly. Either way, split shingles need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
  • When shingles are missing: Even the most durable shingles will wear out over time. Rain, wind, sleet and snow can tear some off, and when this happens the roof will be exposed to leaks and all the problems that come with it. It is for this reason that missing shingles should be corrected.
  • When you detect rot or moss: If your roof uses wood shingles then it is organic and like all organic materials it is subject to decay. Exposure to sunlight and moisture overtime will result in the shingles becoming soft or covered in moss. If you notice that your shingles are frayed, fuzzy or discolored this is a sign that they should be replaced.

Why Choose Affordable Home Services for NJ Shingle Roofing?

Affordable Home Services has been in operation since 1947 and is a GAF-certified Master Elite company. We have tremendous expertise in both interior and exterior residential construction, particularly roofing. We know the right type of shingles to use for the New Jersey climate, as well as the local zoning codes.

A roof can have as much as three layers of materials. Those who want more will have to eliminate the current material before the fresh material can be applied. Replacing shingles which are damaged is our specialty, and the new ones will be similar to the original in terms of design and will be bonded to the roof with nails and cement. Some homeowners try to replace the shingles themselves to save a buck but only professionals know how to work in areas where parts of the roof produce an angle. Any mistakes which are made here can result in leaks, which will be costly to rectify later on.

To learn more about the shingle roofing services we provide, you can contact us by phone at (973) 473-4830 or send an email to

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