An asphalt shingle roofing system has components that complement one another and work together to protect the residential property against the harsh elements. Having a basic understanding of them is imperative so you can keep it well-maintained and talk to your roofer effectively should it require repairs or replacement. Here’s a look at each one:
Asphalt shingles serve as the primary barrier against the weather, providing a water-shedding surface to protect your home from the damaging effects of moisture. Available in a wide variety of colors, textures and profiles, these roofing materials create a distinctive look that matches the rest of your home’s exterior, setting it apart from the rest of the neighborhood.
It is an extra barrier for your roofing system sandwiched between the asphalt shingles and the decking or sheathing. It comes in different types: asphalt-saturated felt, non-asphalt synthetic or rubberized asphalt.
Ice and Water Shield
It is a type of waterproofing membrane that protects areas of the roof that are susceptible to wind-driven rain, including the roof valleys and overhangs. It helps minimize roof leaks and other problems that can lead to water damage.
Starter Strip Shingles
These long, narrow shingles are installed first before the finish shingles, which are the most visible parts of the asphalt shingle roofing system. They adhere to the shingles along the roof edges, protecting them from moisture and other elements.
Hip and Ridge Shingles
These specialty shingles tend to be thicker than the rest of the asphalt shingles, adding a finishing touch to the roofing system’s appearance. They’re found on areas of the roof where two surfaces meet at an angle, including the ridge where the exhaust vent is located.
A balanced ventilation system is crucial to the asphalt shingle roofing system’s long-term health and performance. It must have the right intake and exhaust vents to draw in fresh air and let out hot and moist air from the attic.
Count on Goodrich Roofing for your asphalt shingle roofing installation! Call (505) 219-4450 today, or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in Albuquerque and the surrounding communities.