Asphalt roofing is one of the most popular roof systems used on American homes. Time and time again, its durability and overall reliability have been tried and tested, gaining the favor of many homeowners and building professionals.
Of course, a roof system like this is made up of various parts that make it possible for the roof to perform well and last for many years. Here are the basic components of an asphalt shingle roof system.
These are typically considered the main part of the roof system. They have a water-shedding surface that protects your home and the rest of the roof system while providing a unique look that can enhance curb appeal.
This is an additional layer of protection between the wood deck and the shingles. It serves as a secondary water barrier.
Ice and Water Barriers
They serve to protect the vulnerable parts of your roofing, including the valleys, protrusions and areas surrounding the chimney.
Starter Strip Products
These are essential in proper shingle installation since they provide the first row of sealant that would help prevent shingle blow-offs and water penetration.
Hip and Ridge Products
They usually complement the asphalt shingles and act as a finishing touch to the roof.
A proper ventilation system enables heat and moisture to escape from the attic. Furthermore, by keeping the temperature in the attic as close to the outside temperature as possible, it helps eliminate ice damming and premature roof deterioration.
If you’re looking for reliable roofing professionals, Pritchett Bros is one of the contractors you can trust. We can deliver quality results and ensure superb customer service throughout your project. Call us at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form to request a free roof inspection. We serve customers in Bloomington, IN.