The Hallmarks of A Properly Installed Asphalt Shingle Roof

The Hallmarks of A Properly Installed Asphalt Shingle Roof

Your roof is made up of more than the asphalt shingles you see from the ground. There are many components under the system working together to protect your home from the elements. As a homeowner, having a basic understanding of your roof’s composition will help you make informed decisions when it comes to maintenance, repairs and replacement. 

Read on as roofing contractor Bone Dry provides a handy guide to the components of your asphalt shingle roof.

 Asphalt Shingle Roof

  1. Starter Strip Shingles: This is the primary row of shingles installed at the eaves of the roof. They help prevent shingle blow-off due to strong winds and also minimize the risk of roof leaks.

  2. Hip and Ridge Products: These shingles are typically installed at the hip and ridge of the roof system. These provide the roof with a neat and finished look.

  3. Asphalt Shingles: These are the shingles you see from the ground, which cover the entirety of your residential roofing system. They are made of a fiberglass base mat coated with protective mineral granules that allow the material to resist harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall, blistering heat and hailstorms. Any damage to your asphalt shingles requires prompt roof repair.  

  4. Underlayment: This component is installed under the shingles to provide an extra layer of water penetration protection.

  5. Ventilation: Sufficient attic ventilation eliminates the potential of heat and moisture buildup, which can cause premature aging to the roofing shingles above and encourage mold and rot in the structure.

  6. Flashing: This material serves as the protection for more vulnerable areas of your asphalt shingle roof, like chimneys, skylights and vent pipes.

Whether you need total roof replacement or a small repair, Bone Dry is the name to trust. We have been in business since 1989 and are an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred contractor offering free estimates for all services including roof replacement around Cincinnati, OH. Contact us today at 513-984-2663 or here.