Roofs are built from different materials and layers that every homeowner must be aware of. This way, people can easily distinguish them and differentiate how they should be maintained. One of the most prevalent types of roofing around the country is the asphalt shingle roof. In this post, your local roofing contractor shares a list of what makes a properly installed asphalt shingle roof.
Asphalt Shingles. These cover the entirety of your residential roofing. They are made of a fiberglass base mat coated with protective mineral granules that allow the material to resist harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall, blistering heat, and hailstorms.
Flashing. This material serves as the protection for more vulnerable areas of your asphalt shingle roof, like chimneys, skylights, and vent pipes.
Hip and Ridge Products. These are shingles installed at the hip and ridge of the roof system. These usually provide the roof with a neat and finished look.
Impact and wind resistance. Shingles can resist impact and high winds. Their impact resistance rating of 1-4 makes them ideal for inclement weather conditions, such as hail storms. Moreover, any roof replacement expert would note that with proper installation, as well as support from fasteners and bonds, asphalt shingles can reach Class H rating, which stands against winds of up to 150 mph.
Starter Strip Shingles. These are the primary row of shingles installed at the eaves. They are designed to ensure roof installation, as they not only prevent the material from blowing off because of high wind speeds but also lower the possibility of roof leaks.
Underlayment. This should be installed under all your roofing materials as an extra layer of water penetration protection from weather damage and other elements.
Ventilation. Sufficient attic ventilation eliminates the potential of heat and moisture buildup, which can cause premature aging to the roofing shingles above and encourage mold and rot in the structure when overlooked.
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