Precise Roofing Installation, Repair, and Maintenance

Even a roof that follows industry standards is subject to wear and tear over time. Industry Elite’s residential roofing contractors specialize in identifying an issue and then performing the appropriate roof repair that you need to solve the problem. Clients have come to trust the recommendations of our residential roofing contractors. The process for roof repair will look vastly different than that for roof replacement. Rest assured, Industry Elite will make sure we respect your time, while creating an efficient solution to address and execute roof repairs.

Typically we will send one of our residential roofing contractors out to inspect your roof. They have an eye for details that might often go overlooked by other residential roofing companies. For your convenience, we highlighted specific warning signs that we look for when we come in for an inspection. Note that this list is not comprehensive, but should help educate you on any roof repairs needed.

3-Tab Shingles

Affordability meets functionality! 3-tab asphalt shingles are one piece and a single layer.  This makes them the most basic and economical example on the market. 3-tab shingles consist of a durable fiberglass basemat with a coat of mineral granules. This gives each piece varying color tones.

3-tab shingles are lightweight and designed to withstand the elements for about 20 years or more and are easy to recognize by their clean, horizontal appearance. Their exposed layer is notched (usually into three tabs, hence 3-tab moniker) to give a more decorative appearance. 3-tab shingles may be a good choice for homeowners on budget.

Unfortunately, 3-tab shingles lack some of the aesthetic qualities of dimensional and luxury shingles. Blow-off — which is exactly what it sounds like — is also a threat to aging or poorly installed 3-tab shingles in rough weather conditions. 3-tab shingles still protect your home from the elements. The day of the 3-tab shingle, however, is passing. You’ll most commonly find 3-tab shingles on new economy homes or older houses that were built with 3-tab shingle roofs.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are high-quality dimensional or laminated shingles.  They are made from a fiberglass mat base with ceramic coated minerals embedded in water-resistant asphalt. The shingles are made of several layers of material.

Architectural shingles have 25-50 year warranties. They are more resistant to high winds up to 120 mph, rain and snow. Although Illinois does not experience hurricane force winds, we do get strong winter storms.The heavy architectural shingles hold up well in stormy weather and provide good roof insulation.

The shingles do not crack or break when exposed to harsh weather conditions or continued sunlight. They will not fade and are treated to resist algae and mold.

These raised shingles may cost about 20% more than flat three-tab shingles but they last longer and add more value to your home. They were originally designed for larger high-end homes, but they work on any building with a peaked or slanted roof.

Designer Shingles

About 10 years ago, the residential roofing industry got really creative, and created dimensional shingles. Designer shingles maintain the three dimensional appearance but with countless alternatives, from Victorian or an Old World look to the more rugged and dramatic look of shake or tile.

Dimensional shingles are asphalt shingles that have two layers of shingle material bonded together, giving them a three dimensional appearance.

Designer shingles weigh more than traditional asphalt shingles (not as much as slate or tile). Because of their bonded layers, they are extremely durable and built to withstand winds in excess of 110 miles per hour. Many versions have the ability to resist the growth of algae and prevent black streaking. Designer shingles are for any type of roof. In addition, many brands are so well-made they offer lifetime warranties rather than just a 20 or 30 year guarantee.

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