Asphalt shingles can be used in nearly every type of roof, even complex and large systems. You can find this roof replacement option is almost every home in North America for a reason. It’s known for its wide selection of options, durability, beauty and cost-effectiveness.
Keep on reading to find out what the key components of an asphalt shingle roof are.
Asphalt shingles make your home stand out from the rest of the houses in your neighborhood. It provides a water-shedding surface, protecting your interior from water damage.
This component adds another layer of protection between the decking and the shingles. The underlayment acts as a secondary water barrier.
Ice and Water Barriers
You’ll find ice and water barriers around the leak-prone areas of the roof, such as chimneys, valleys and other penetrations.
A skilled roofing contractor knows starter strip products are essential for proper shingle installation. They provide the first row of sealant, necessary for preventing shingle blow-offs and water penetration.
Hip and Ridge
Your roofer will install hip and ridge products that match your asphalt shingles to give it a finished look. This component is also crucial for the overall look of your roof.
An efficient roof ventilation system will allow warm, moist air to escape from the attic. It helps in avoiding ice dams and early shingle failure by maintaining moderate temperatures in the attic. On the other hand, insufficient ventilation will prevent heat and moisture from leaving the attic, resulting in mold, premature shingle deterioration, and other problems.
At Genesis Roofing, our experienced and highly-trained technicians are here to help with your roof replacement needs. We also offer high-quality roof repair services. Call us at (515) 202-1667 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Des Moines, IA.