Asphalt shingles are among today’s most popular roofing options. Since the early 1900s, this material has been used for roofs. Around 80 percent of homes in North America have this roofing material, which can be made to resemble natural wood shakes or natural slate. Another reason it’s well-known is due to its versatility. It comes in a wide range of colors and styles for added curb appeal.
Read on to learn about the key components of an asphalt shingle roof.
Shingles are what give your roof its unique appearance and provide waterproof protection to your home. According to studies, the asphalt content of shingles is only between five to 35 percent, depending on the manufacturer.
The waterproof barrier material installed onto your roof deck is the underlayment. It provides an added layer of protection between the wood deck and the shingles.
Ice and Water Barriers
These components protect the leak-prone areas of your roof, such as valleys, chimneys, and other penetrations. Still, to ensure these parts of your roof are in good shape, you must invest in regular roofing inspections.
Starter Strip Products
Essential for proper shingle application, starter strip products give the first row of sealant, necessary for preventing shingle blow-offs and water intrusion.
Hip and Ridge Products
Hip and ridge products are what give your asphalt roofing a finished look. These products also complement your asphalt shingles.
With sufficient roof ventilation, heat and moisture can escape from the attic. It can also help prevent ice dams and delay the need for a roof replacement.
At Redemption Roofing, you can count on us for your asphalt roofing needs. We also specialize in slate, tile, and metal roofing. Call us at (936) 226-0658 (North Houston) or (830) 522-4145 (Hill Country). You may also fill out our contact form to request a free inspection and cost estimate.