Around 80 percent of homes in North America use asphalt shingle roofing. This material comes in a wide range of options, including ones that resemble real wood shakes and slate. It’s popular due to its cost-effectiveness, durability, and of course, beauty.
Learn the essential components of an asphalt shingle roofing system from the area’s trusted residential and commercial roofing contractors.
Asphalt shingles are made of mineral fiber and cementitious fillers. Despite its name, these shingles only have five to 35 percent asphalt content. The three main types of asphalt shingles are three-tab shingles, dimensional shingles and luxury or premium shingles.
Directly installed onto the roof deck, the underlayment increases the system’s protection against weather extremes. It’s available in different options like organic, fiberglass and synthetic.
Ice and Water Barriers
Residential and commercial roofing contractors install ice and water barriers to keep the most vulnerable areas of the system protected against water penetration. Ice and water barrier is a peel-and-stick underlayment applied around penetrations, along the sidewalls and roof-to-wall transitions.
Also called starter shingles, starter strip is an asphalt-based used for waterproofing the eave and rake edges of your home during a roof replacement. Without this component, water will infiltrate your roof edge.
Hip and Ridge
Installed on the peak of your roof, hip and ridge shingles give your roof a finished look. They bring two slopes of a roof together, creating watertight protection.
With sufficient ventilation, you can avoid costly, moisture-related roofing problems. The right ventilation system can also lower your heating and cooling costs by regulating attic temperatures. On the other hand, when you don’t have enough ventilation, moist, warm air won’t be able to escape from the attic, resulting in premature roof aging, mold, rot and roof deck warping.
Turn to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation for reliable residential and commercial roofing services. Call us at (865) 216-3274 or (615) 906-1195. You can also fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We work with clients in Lebanon and Knoxville, TN.