A Complete Roofing System is stronger than the sum of it's parts!
A quality roofing system includes the underlayment's, shingles, ventilation and accessory products all working together.
1. Ice and Water Shield
Protection for Vulnerable Areas
Designed to prevent leaks from wind-driven rain and ice dams. Ice and water shield is especially effective on low slopes, flashing areas and in valleys. Ice and water shield is required as a valley liner and also recommended for open valleys.
A Quality Ice and Water Shield Will Help:
- Create a 100% watertight seal that keeps water out at the most vulnerable areas of your roof
- Protect your home by preventing costly repairs due to wall or ceiling staining
2. Roofing Felt
A Secondary Barrier against leaks
Roofing felt provides a protective water-resistant layer over your roof deck. Reinforced with fiber glass for exceptional wrinkle and tear resistance.
Quality Roofing Felt:
- Prevents wind-driven rain from penetrating the underside of your shingles and causing damage to your roof structure or the inside of your home
- Provides an extra layer of protection between your shingles and your roof deck
3. Quality Shingles
So Much Depends on your Roof
What's under your roof? What's your roof protecting? Your Family. Your Possessions. The Integrity of your house. All under one roof. All protected by the same investment. When you choose Landmark Series Shingles, you make the decision that assures the beauty, durability and secuirty of your home for generations.
Landmark Series shingles from Certainteed take roofing to a higher level. They're engineered to outperform ordinary roofing in every category, keeping you comfortable, your home protected, and your peace-of-mind for years to come with a transferable warranty that's a leader in the industry.
4. Proper Attic Ventilation
Proper attic ventilation systems allow a continuous flow of outside air through the attic helping lower temperatures in the living space. It consists of a balance between air intake (at your eaves or soffits) and air exhaust (at or near your roof ridge). The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) recommends a minimum of at least 1 square foot of attic ventilation (both intake and exhaust) for every 300 square feet of attic space. For example, if your attic is 900 square feet, you need a total of 3 square feet of ventilation. This amount is generally divided equally between intake and exhaust ventilation (i.e., 11/2 feet of each), to insure proper air flow through the attic.
5. Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles
The perfect finishing touch for your new roof should be a distinctive ridge cap shingle. This feature provides a striking and higher quality alternative to using cut-up strip shingles as your ridge cap.