The standard asphalt shingle roofing system is made up of a complex layer of components working together to keep your home safe and damage-free. By learning more about the parts that make up your roof, keeping up with its maintenance becomes simpler to do.
- Starter Strip
These provide the first row of sealant needed to protect your asphalt shingle roofing from possible blow-offs and water infiltration. What’s more, start strips are crucial for proper and timely roof installation.
- Hip and Ridge
While starter strips make up the base layer of the asphalt shingle roof, the hip and ridge components make up the top. They not only keep rainwater away from the system’s hips and ridges, but they also provide a neat and lovely finishing touch to your asphalt roofing system.
- Asphalt Shingles
These components take the brunt of the damage inflicted by inclement weather to your roof and home. Asphalt shingles typically have a fiberglass base mat coated by protective mineral granules for superior weather resistance. And, because asphalt shingles are also one of your home’s most visible design elements, they should beautifully complement its architectural style and exterior palette to make a bigger impression from the curb.
This serves as an additional barrier between the asphalt shingles and the roof deck, providing excellent protection against leaks.
- Ice and Water Barriers
Also called the flashing, these components protect the more leak-prone areas of your asphalt shingle roofing system. These include the valleys, the area around dormers and skylights, and any protrusions from the roof surface like chimneys and vent pipes.
- Attic Ventilation
This key component ensures that your attic and roof remains cool and dry. When your asphalt shingle roofing has proper attic ventilation, there’s less chance of heat and moisture buildup that can weaken the roof structure and cause premature aging in shingles.
Aside from quality window replacement, Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC can also handle your asphalt shingle roof installation. With our complete replacement systems from GAF and Owens Corning®, we’ll make sure your home is protected from weather damage all year round. We proudly serve Sherman and Denison, TX, plus the nearby areas. Call us today at (903) 465-7677, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.