The performance of your roofing system depends on the quality of its installation. For metal roofing, for example, it’s important to hire contractors who are trained and certified in handling the technical aspects of a metal roof installation. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, relies on the use of proper system components in addition to skilled roofing contractors.
An asphalt shingle roof is rarely just the asphalt shingles. It’s actually part of a system that includes several other parts, each playing its own crucial role in keeping your roof protected against the elements. Let our experts at ATD Restoration walk you through some of the most important components of an asphalt shingle roof system.
The Asphalt Shingles
The main component of an asphalt shingle roof is, unsurprisingly, the asphalt shingles. The shingles serve as your first line of defense against sun, rain, and snow. It’s also the most visible part of a roof, which is why homeowners take their time choosing colors and patterns that would boost the curb appeal of their home most.
Problems in the underlayment often result in emergency roof repair jobs. The underlayment is a second layer of waterproof material that separates the shingles from the wooden roof deck. Most shingle systems recommend using an underlayment from the same system to provide maximum protection.
Starter Strips and Ridge Caps
Starter strips are often the first shingles installed on the roof. They line up along the eaves, keeping the rest of the shingles safe from water penetration and blowoffs. Ridge caps finish out the roofing system, covering the hips and ridges at the peak of a pitched roof.
Always talk to your roofing companies about installing adequate ventilation into your roof. This helps regulate the humidity inside the structure and protects the wooden beams and rafters against moisture damage.
Get the full advantage of a complete asphalt shingle roofing system from our professionals at ATD Restoration. Call us today at (864) 729-3970 for Greenville or (910) 218-2251 for Fayetteville, or fill out our contact form and get a free quote on roof installations today.