Shingle Roofs

Generally speaking, there are two types of shingle roofs. The first and most common is an asphalt shingle roof. The have fairly low maintenance requirements and come in a variety of colors that will match your overall “look”. The second type are wood shingles. They are beautiful. In our area of Utah with extreme temperatures they will require regular maintenance which can be done by Raven Roofing.
Below is a wood shingle roof in pretty rough condition. Raven Roofing had a lot of options for this homeowner.

Let’s talk about shingle roofs. Yes, there are wood shingles and there are asphalt shingles. Wood shingles are a good roof system because they are a durable material that adds curb appeal. They are good for those who want a natural-looking roof that is biodegradable and storm-resistant. Asphalt shingles are manufactured from oil-based materials. They are colorful, durable and many have an architectural grade styling that is appealing. There is a big difference. Wood shingles require a regular maintenance program that if neglected reduces the life of the roof dramatically. Asphalt shingles are much simpler to maintain.

There isn’t really “good” and “bad” roofing materials. The “best” roof is the one that works for you. That’s the one we will build.

In the picture above is an example of a wood shingle roof that has not received regular maintenance. At one time, this roof was gorgeous and, yes, expensive. However, over time, without regular maintenance the shingles curl and are damaged by weather. Regular maintenance by Raven Roofing would have prevented this damage.

Our Process

Don’t put off a roof replacement you need. Most roofs are designed to last for 20-30 years but rain, wind, and abuse can shorten that time. The damage from a leaky roof can cause mold, collapsing drywall and other misery. Here is how we fix it for you.

STEP 1: Project Interview

Clearly understanding the issues and your concerns helps the estimator review the issues he will bid. He may order a satellite measurement of your roof. He will visually inspect the roof at the time of the appointment with you.

STEP 2: Estimate

We complete the interview and inspection. And, get the correct measurements. Then the estimator will use professional software to generate a detailed estimate for your review. We will discuss together any questions you have about it.

STEP 3: Job Approval

You agree that working with Raven Roofing is your best option. You sign the estimate and make your deposit payment. Raven Roofing then orders all materials needed to do your job right. Many times, your new materials will be loaded on to your roof by the supplier.

STEP 4: Work Commenced

On a date agreed with you, our crews show up make needed repairs. We clean up your site. All work is completed in 5 to 10 days.


The crew has done their job. You review the job with the Lead crew member or estimator. Everyone is happy! You make the final payment to Raven Roofing and live safely under a dry roof.

Asphault shingle

Decorative, stylish and colorful compared to the cedar shingle and durable up to 40 years

Cedar shingle

These shingles add to curb appeal and good for those who want a natural-looking roof that is biodegradable.

Whether you prefer the color and variety of asphalt shingles or the natural looks of wood shingles, Raven Roofing has the answers for you as to cost and installation. We know your homes curb appeal and its’ ability to protect your family is critically important to you. Let us help you protect them both.

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Frequently asked questions

You will have so many questions as you embark on this process to repair and replace your roof with new shingles. Some of the critical questions every home or business owners should ask are below. You will have more questions. We have the answers. Read through these and then call us with the rest.

What is your License Number?

An important question to ask. If the roofer has a license number, you’re working with a roofer who complies with our building codes and licensing laws. Raven Roofing is licensed contractor. It also means that you will have potential more legal recourse in the event that something goes wrong with the work, too. Raven Roofing is compliant with the contracting laws in Utah.

Do you have Workman's Comp Insurance?
Asking this question is important. Workman’s comp covers our employees while on the job. If uninsured laborers do your roof, you could end up paying for the cost of injuries. Workman’s comp is mandated by the State of Utah and covers you, the roofer and the employee if an accident happens.
Do you use roofing subcontractors?

The simple answer is usually “no”. Although there are occasions when we may call in a more qualified worker who is an independent subcontractor. We ensure that our subcontractors might not have Contractor’s licenses and workman’s comp insurance.

What is the difference between a tear off and a 2nd layer layover?

With a second layer of on your home the newly installed shingles wear out prematurely. You also cannot address the potential trouble areas of your current roofing system if you just “layover” a new set of shingles. A new set of shingles overlayed may cover up poorly installed or failing wall flashing, step flashing, chimney flashing and rotten wood decking also known as sheeting. It may also cover up the fact that you are missing ice and water shield. For a better quality and longer lasting roof the old roof should always be removed before a new one is installed. On lower sloped shingle roofs, the top layer will conform to the bottom layer and then creates cupping. These cups start to hold water and ice on the roof which will leak into the home over time. Also, remember you cannot “layover” asphalt on a wood shingle roof or vice a versa.

Are you going to install drip edge/edge metal when you install my roof?
Drip edge and edge metal are small pieces of aluminum situated under the shingle, where it extends off the roof. This helps guide runoff into the gutters instead of behind them, protecting the wood and fascia of your roof. Some roofers may not install these protective barriers but it is ALWAYS in our bids

Let's Get Started

Working with Us really is easy for You! First, take a minute to determine what you need. Then fill I the form below. (Yes, we really need your address). The wonderful thing about innovation includes being able to measure your roof via satellites. Pretty cool, right? You also will want to give us the best way to contact you. If your project includes some remodel work, we will come walk through it with you. Once you have provided us with the information we need, we prepare an estimate and send it to you for your approval. And, yes, that’s it. So, let’s get started!

Phone: (801) 367-7554

Hours of Operation
8am-7pm, Monday-Saturday

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