The residential roofing market is rife with all kinds of materials, each with its own characteristics. The most widespread of these today is asphalt shingles. But while it is the roofing material of choice for a majority of American homes, not a lot of people are aware of its key components.
1. Asphalt shingles – Asphalt shingles are a roofing material that provides the primary water-shedding surface and creates the unique look that sets your home apart from others on the block.
2. Underlayment – This acts as the second layer of protection between the wood deck and the asphalt shingles, acting as a backup water barrier.
3. Ice and water barriers – These barriers protect the most vulnerable parts of your roof, which are subject to water intrusion – such as valleys, chimney openings and other roof protrusions. This reduces the need for roof repair services.
4. Starter strip shingles – A critical component in asphalt shingle installation, they provide the sealant of the first row to keep the asphalt shingles in place and prevent water penetration and blow-offs.
5. Ventilation system – A properly maintained and installed ventilation system will increase your roof and home’s overall performance. This improves your attic ventilation, allowing heat and moisture to escape and prevents ice dams from forming. It also helps prolong your shingles’ lifespan by keeping the attic temperature in check, closer to outdoor temperatures.
6. Hip and ridge products – Aside from protecting your home from leaks, these additions complement the asphalt shingles and enhance your roof’s overall appearance.
For all your roofing and siding needs, look no further than Turner & Sons! Call us at (860) 346-7405, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve customers in Middletown and the surrounding areas.