A Roof 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. Depending on the manufacturer, 3-tab roof shingles are often available in 20, 25 or even 30 year limited warranties. 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 roof.
Are 3-Tab Roofing Shingles For You?
Before deciding on 3-tab roofing shingles for your roof, check with your local homeowners association. In addition to certain restrictions that each association may have, some do not allow the use of 3-tab roofing 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 need to replace 3-tab roofing shingles, you can either do the job yourself or hire a professional roofing contractor, such as AMC Construction. If you decide to take the job on yourself, choose a warm, dry day. Do not work on the roof if it is wet or slippery. Once you’re on the roof, carefully pry the tabs of the shingles upward, which overlap the damaged one. Loosen the tabs and the adhesive on the back of the roof shingle. Work carefully to avoid damage to the neighboring roof shingles. If you lift too many tabs on good roof shingles, they may crack. For the roof shingle that you are removing, look for the nails holding it into place and remove them as well. Once the roof shingle is out, remove any debris from that area of the roof before placing the new roof shingle. With your new roof shingle in hand, search for the adhesive strips near the bottom of each of the 3 tabs. Slide the new roof shingle into place and secure it with nails. You may use roofing cement to secure the overlaying tabs.
Contacting a Roofing Professional
If you are uncomfortable working on your roof, call a professional roofing contractor. AMC Construction 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 roofing project. We are here to answer all of your questions and to provide you with quality roofing work, so please do not hesitate to contact AMC Construction for repair or replacement of your roof.