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3-Tab Roofing Shingles
By Steven Briesemeister
A 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 shingles are often available in 20, 25
or even 30 year limited warranties. They are
generally available in a variety of colors
and its also important to note that 3-tab
roofing shingles are some of the most cost
efficient shingles to use on your home.
Are 3-Tab Roofing Shingles For You?
Before deciding on 3-tab roofing shingles
for your home, 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
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 Roofer911.com. 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 youre 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 shingle. Work
carefully to avoid damage to the neighboring
shingles. If you lift too many tabs on good
shingles, they may crack. For the shingle
that you are removing, look for the nails
holding it into place and remove them as
well. Once the shingle is out, remove any
debris from that area before placing the new
shingle. With your new shingle in hand,
search for the adhesive strips near the
bottom of each of the 3 tabs. Slide the new
shingle into place and secure it with nails.
You may use roofing cement to secure the
overlaying tabs.
Contacting A Professional
If you are uncomfortable working on your
roof, call a professional roofing contractor.
Roofer911.com 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
project. We are here to answer all of your
questions and to provide you with quality
work, so please do not hesitate to contact
Roofer911.com for repair or replacement of
your roof.
About the Author: At Roofer911.com we
are Long
Island roofing contractors and Northern
Virginia roofing contractors who
specialize in all types of roofing
such as shingles, flat, roof replacement,
torch down and roof repair work for
residential and commercial accounts. Free
Estimates!

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