With a typical lifespan of 20 to 30 years, asphalt shingle roofs are known for their durability and longevity, ensuring your investment stands the test of time. We offer a wide array of shingle styles and colors to choose from, allowing you to achieve the perfect balance of aesthetics and functionality for your property.
Asphalt roofing primarily consists of the following key materials:
Asphalt Shingles: These are the topmost layer of the roofing system and are composed of a fiberglass or organic mat coated with asphalt. Asphalt shingles come in various styles and colors to match different architectural preferences and provide protection against the elements.
Underlayment: Beneath the shingles, there is typically an underlayment layer. It is usually made of felt paper or synthetic materials like fiberglass or polyester. The underlayment serves as an additional barrier to water and helps protect the roof deck from moisture.
Decking or Sheathing: The roof decking or sheathing is the structural component of the roof, often made of plywood or oriented strand board (OSB). It provides a stable base for attaching the shingles and other roofing materials.
Flashing: Flashing is usually made of metal, such as aluminum or galvanized steel, and it is used at vulnerable points on the roof like roof valleys, around chimneys, vents, and skylights. Flashing helps prevent water from seeping into these areas.
Ventilation Components: Roof vents and ventilation systems are crucial for maintaining proper airflow in the attic or under the roof deck. These components help regulate temperature and moisture levels, which can extend the lifespan of the roofing system.
Sealants and Adhesives: Various sealants and adhesives are used to secure roofing materials, seal joints, and prevent water infiltration. These products are often made of bitumen or other waterproofing compounds.
Nails and Fasteners: Nails, screws, or staples are used to secure the shingles and other roofing components to the roof deck. They are typically made of galvanized steel to resist corrosion.