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There is an old saying in the roofing industry—“You don’t buy a roof, you rent it.”  In the past, this term came to mean that because of the force of nature and the limitations of the roofing products that were available at the time, a homeowner could expect to need roof repair anytime inclement weather of any significance struck.  Even today, the most common frequent homeowner’s insurance claims all have to do with roof repair or replacement.

Whenever you have need of a simple roof repair, a complete roof replacement, or even just a professional inspection after a particularly nasty spell of whether, feel free to call upon the experienced specialists at Chouinard Bros.? With over thirty years experience and thousands of satisfied customers, we are proud to continue to serve as your trusted roofing contractor of choice.

The most popular roofing shingles chosen by homeowners are asphalt shingles.  Asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive, durable, and offered in a very wide variety of colors.  Because of the wide availability and ease of installation of the shingles, a roof with asphalt shingles is easily repaired.  The shingles have an expected lifespan of fifteen to twenty years, depending on the temperature and environment.

Fiberglass shingles are another popular roofing choice, for a number of reasons.  Fiberglass is very versatile aesthetically, coming in either shingles or sheets, in a plethora of finishes and styles that can easily be matched to rest of your exterior.  Because fiberglass is both lightweight yet strong, and will over extremely high ratings against wind, hail, and even fire, without affecting the structural integrity of your home.  The durability of fiberglass shingles give them an expected lifetime of between twenty-five and forty years.

One more popular choice for stylish roofs is the installation of cedar shingles.  Cedar shingles are possibly the most beautiful of roofing products, available in a lovely array of paints, finishes, and even stains.   It often lends a rustic appeal to some homes.

Apart from beauty, cedar shingles are also incredibly insulating, saving you money on your home energy costs.  As a natural product harvest by renewable means, the use of cedar roofing shingles is a responsible, environmentally conscious choice.  The expected lifespan of cedar shingles is between twenty and twenty-five years.

For a free roof inspection, estimate, and discussion of the options that may be right for your home, call today for a visit from one of our roofing professionals.

Please note: Chouinard Bros. does not recommend any homeowner complete repairs to their roof of their own. Our technicians are skilled at performing this work and have received years of training to understand how to complete repairs safely.

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