Asphalt shingle roofs are one of the most popular roofing materials on the market today. They’re widely used on both commercial and residential roofs. It’s known for its customizability, cost-effectiveness, durability and ease of maintenance. They also protect your home from the intense summer heat.
In today’s post, one of the top asphalt roofing companies shares the important parts of an asphalt shingle roof.
1. Asphalt Shingles. These are usually installed on sloped roofs and single homes. They are made out of organic or fiberglass materials. Organic shingles are made of paper with an asphalt coating. Fiberglass shingles are coated with a protective resin, both coatings act as a waterproof barrier for your shingles.
2. Underlayment. The underlayment is another layer of protection between your roof and your home. It’s there in case your asphalt shingles fail. There are many choices for underlayments such as rubberized asphalt, fiberglass, and synthetic materials.
3. Ice and Water Barriers. Roofers install these barriers to protect the leak-prone areas of your roof from water infiltration, such as your chimneys, valleys, and shingles.
4. Starter Strips. These ensure proper shingle installation by providing the first row of sealant that prevents blow-offs and water penetration from occurring.
5. Hip and Ridge. This is a spot in your roof where the two slopes intersect. A cap made out of shingle material is used to connect the two slopes to prevent water protection. Also, it adds character to your roof.
6. Ventilation System. These keep your attic temperatures at normal levels which prevent moisture and heat buildup. In turn, this prolongs the life of your roof and prevents ice dams and premature shingle deterioration.
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