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Lone Wolf Renovations’ Ultimate Guide To A New Shingle Roof For Your Louisiana Residence

Timeless… Stylish… Classic…

Those are just a few words to describe the iconic shingle roof that has kept millions of Americans warm and dry for over 100 years!

It’s one of the most popular roofing choices for a reason.

Whether you’re looking to replace an old and outdated roof, give your house a new lease of life, or give your property a fresh look…

Roof shingles could be the choice for you!

Lone Wolf Renovations are experts in replacing and repairing roofs, and proudly present our complete guide to shingle roofing in Louisiana.

Read on to find out the different types of shingles available…

The colors, finishes, and layouts you can choose from…

And how transforming your home’s roof can be easy and affordable!


What Are Asphalt Roof Shingles?

In a nutshell, roof shingles create a leak-proof barrier that allows rainwater to flow safely down the roof and away from the walls and edges of your building.

In other words, they keep you, your family, and your furnishings dry!

You might be surprised to learn that asphalt roof shingles are made of a very different kind of asphalt that’s used to make our roads and sidewalks.

In fact, in most cases, asphalt makes up just 5-35% of the shingle.

The rest of the shingle usually consists of mineral fibers and cementitious fillers.

Nevertheless, asphalt shingles are the most popular choices for residential shingle roofing systems in and around Louisiana.

And we say system because there’s much more to a high-quality roof than just shingles!


What’s Involved In A
Residential Asphalt Shingle Roofing System?

A roofing system is a lot like a wedding cake – plenty of layers with a lot of attention to structural detail!

Although no house is entirely alike, most roofs in Louisiana employ a similar asphalt shingle roofing system to combat the humid subtropical climate and frequent rainfall.

Here’s how asphalt shingles fit into the system:

  • Hip & Ridge Shinglesasphalt shingle
  • Ridge Vent
  • Felt Underlayment
  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Ventilation
  • Wood Decking
  • Starter Shingles
  • Ice & Water Barrier
  • Eavestrough
  • Attic Rafter Vent
  • Baffles For Air Intake
  • Insulation

Why Choose Shingles
For Your Next Residential Roofing Project?

When it comes to choosing a great-looking and functional roofing system for the best price, you can’t get better than an asphalt shingle roofing system.

A well-designed and maintained shingle roof can not only improve your home’s curb appeal…

…but also lower your bills and keep your home structurally sound for many years.

Here’s our rundown of the most important reason to choose asphalt shingles:

  • Wide range of colors and textures are available
    (Including wooden textures such as cedar)
  • Incredibly cost-effective
    (Over their entire life cycle, shingles give you the best value for money by far)
  • 100-year proven track record in North America
    (You know what they say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!)
  • Easy to install with minimal maintenance
    (But if you do need repairs, shingles are easy to replace!)
  • Durable and reliable
    (Most shingles can resist moderate impact from hailstones)
  • Suitable for all types of the roof deck
    (Whether your home has a modern or classic roof structure)
  • Excellent uplift resistance
    (Asphalt shingles can withstand winds up to 60 mph!)
  • Great fire resistance for residential homes
    (Asphalt shingles can last two hours in a fire before burning)

The bottom line:

No other type of material (be it metal or concrete) can match asphalt roofing for its winning combination of beauty, durability, and longevity.


What Shingle Styles Are Available?

When it comes to choosing asphalt shingles for your home, there are three major categories:

  • 3-Tab Roof Shingles
  • Dimensional Shingles
  • Luxury Shingles

Read on to discover the key differences between them to find the option that’s right for you and your home.

3-Tab Roof Shingles

3 tab shingle3-Tab Roof Shingles (also known as Strip Shingles) are what most people imagine when they think of asphalt roof shingles.

Their rectangular shape hasn’t changed much since they were first used on American homes over 100 years ago, which is a testament to their functionality.

These shingles are usually made from a single layer of asphalt, with a flat appearance, and can easily last up to 20 years.

Although other options have become available over the years, sometimes you can’t go wrong with the classics – and that’s certainly the case with 3-Tab Roof Shingles:

A low-cost shingle choice for your home.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural Shingles (also known as Dimensional Shingles or Laminate Shingles) are the most commonly used type of roof shingle used in modern homes.

Why? 

architectural shingleBecause they are available in a wide range of styles and textures that can mimic other types of roof covering, like wood, tile, or slate.

If you see a home with multi-dimensional shingles, with a thicker and richer look about them, chances are they’re this type of shingle.

Not only do they possess more character, but they are also stronger and more durable than 3-tab shingles, with a lifespan of 20-30 years.

However, surprisingly, materials and installation are still incredibly affordable.

Designer Roof Shingles

designer shingleDesigner Roof Shingles (also known as Luxury Roof Shingles) are the newest and most premium selection of asphalt roof shingles.

Like Architectural Shingles, they’re made to replicate the look of wood shake, tile, or other ‘old-world’ designs to give your home a unique look.

However, they also provide superior protection from the elements, with a lifespan of up to 50 years, and offer a higher quality in terms of color and dimensionality.

Naturally, this shingle option is more expensive than its counterparts listed here…

But as a result, it can make a serious difference in increasing the value of your home.


Our Shingle Roofing Installation Process

  • Out With The Old…

Our expert team gets straight to work removing your old shingles, taking care to make necessary structural repairs along the way. This can range from replacing flashing to patching leaks or replacing decking around the chimney and other areas.

  • In With The New…

Before any new shingle can be installed, our specialists ensure your roof is weather-proofed and completely structurally sound.

Only then will your new asphalt shingles be installed to the highest of standards.

  • Clean Up

We treat each of our client’s homes like they’re our own.

In other words, we’ll make sure that we leave it the way we found it – removing all debris, shingles, nails, and other building materials.

  • Good To Go

Once we’ve completed our final checks with our quality control supervisor, our work is done, and you can relax knowing that you’ve got a solid, great-looking roof over your head once again!


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Lone Wolf Renovations: We’ve Got Roofs Covered

As well as shingle roofing for your Louisiana Residence, we also offer slate, solar, green, and tile roofing options too!

When you choose Lone Wolf Renovations, you’ll always get an accurate timeline of when and what we’ll be doing on your roof, so you can have total faith in us and your project.

If you’d like a comprehensive list of all the roofing options available in your area, give us a call at (504) 291-2263 at your earliest convenience.

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