Learning about the different parts of your roofing system can help you take better care of your roof and help you communicate with your roofing contractor. Here are the key components of an asphalt shingle roof.
Ventilation – The ventilation system on your roof allows heat and moisture to escape from the attic. Heat and moisture buildup in the attic is bad because it can damage your roof and increase your energy bills.
Hip and ridge Products – These products are designed to complement the asphalt shingles and to make the roof look more appealing.
Starter strip – Starter strip shingles can help protect your roof from shingle blow-offs and water penetration. They also play an important role in shingle installation.
Ice and water barriers – These products act as an extra layer of protection for the most vulnerable parts of your roof like the roof valleys and the areas around the roof penetrations. These barriers can help prevent leaks caused by ice dams and wind-driven rain.
Underlayment – The underlayment is your roof’s second layer of protection after your asphalt shingles. The underlayment protects the wood deck of your roof, greatly reducing the risk of structural damage.
Asphalt shingles – These products are the most visible part of the roof, and they act as the primary water-shedding surface. Asphalt shingles play an important role in determining your home’s curb appeal.
You can rely on Willi Roofing Services for all of your roofing needs. We are a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, and this means that we are one of the best roofing companies in the industry. The requirements for earning this certification are so rigorous that only the top 2% of roofing contractors in the industry can qualify. We serve many areas, including Austin, TX. Call us at (512) 394-8234 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.