Residential Roofing in Chicago, IL

A Competitive Inc. in Chicago, IL, primarily uses modified bitumen flat roofs and asphalt shingles in their residential roofing projects. In recent years, the profusion of styles, textures, and colors-modern architects, builders, and contractors now have more asphalt roofing choices at their fingertips more than ever before. And with each passing year, the choices get even more spectacular!

Modified Bitumen Flat Roofs

At A Competitive Inc., we specialize in modified bitumen flat roofs. Modified bitumen flat roofs are single-ply rolled roofs with a mineral-based wear surface. Installation involves heating an adhesive as the asphalt material is unrolled. We use a newer peel-and-stick system, which is safer and easier than other installation methods. Modified bitumen roofing is ideal because its light-colored mineral surface reflects heat and cuts energy bills. Moreover, it is available at an affordable price!
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Types Of Asphalt Shingles

Strip Shingles are about three times as long as they are wide. Manufactured in both standard and metric dimensions, strip shingles are distinguished by the number of cutouts or tabs they have. The most common type of strip shingle is the "three-tab" shingle. You can achieve different textural and lighting/shadowing effects with strip shingles depending on the number, shape and alignment of the cutouts.

Laminated Shingles contain more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. They are also called Three-dimensional or architectural shingles because they give your roof the visual depth and beauty of a custom look. It's no surprise laminated shingles are a favorite among builders, roofing contractors and home buyers.

Interlocking Shingles are designed to mechanically fasten to each other, and are used to provide greater wind resistance. They come in various shapes and sizes providing you with a wide range of design possibility.

Large Individual Shingles are generally rectangular or hexagonal in shape and do not use cutouts or tabs.

Asphalt Benefits

Economics - Asphalt costs significantly less than higher-priced rivals (including tile, wood, cedar, slate and metal) while totally outperforming them. But the savings do not end there. Because asphalt roofing is durable and requires little or no maintenance, it goes on saving you money throughout the life of your roof. In addition, roofs adorned with beautiful asphalt architectural shingles tend to raise the overall value of the home.

Aesthetics - The emergence of today's stunning asphalt architectural shingles is nothing short of an artistic renaissance in roofing! Gorgeous styles, colors, and textures abound, matched only by your imagination. Even regular 3-tab shingles have undergone a dramatic facelift. With bold new colors and enhanced shadow lines, anyone on any budget can now own a beautiful roof.

Maintenance - Asphalt roofs are designed to require low maintenance for decades. Properly installed, your asphalt roof will be extremely resistant to wind tear-off, uplift, moisture damage, and practically any other hazard mother nature can hurl at it.

- Asphalt steep-slope roofing products are designed for safe, speedy and hassle-free installing all year round in any conditions. Weighing substantially less than rival products such as tile, concrete, slate, wood, and metal, asphalt is east to store, transport and unload.

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