Asphalt shingles is one of the most widely used roofing covers in North America, as it's cost effective and easy to install. They are made of a layer of waterproof asphalt, a base mat, and a layer of ceramic granules on the top to protect from UV rays.
Asphalt shingles have a Class A fire rating, Impact Rated, are energy efficient, withstand strong winds and has versatility that can cover many shapes, angles and forms. These shingles provide a large range of color options for that certain curb appeal.
Asphalt shingles come in sheets that are layered on your roof and are relatively lightweight. They do not absorb water and are completely waterproof.
The key components of an asphalt shingles roof is the underlayment, ice and water barriers, starter strip, the asphalt shingles, hip and ridge shingles, and the ventilation system.
Ice and Water Barriers protect your home from the vulnerability of leaks, protecting the areas along the valleys, chimneys, and gaps between shingles.
Your Underlayment is a backup barrier, preventing water from leaking further into your home, due to its waterproof surface.
Starter Strips secure your shingle by providing your first level of sealant, preventing your shingles from tearing off, while hindering roof leaks from occurring.
Ventilation Systems helps maintain your attic temperature, as hot and humidity can cause mold and premature aging of your shingles.
They are energy efficient. It's vent are actively working to move the air around your attic.
Hips and Ridge Shingles cover your roofs hip and ridge, formulated with a shadow line along the ridge to enhance the overall aesthetic and provide the finishing touches to complete your roof.