6 Components an Asphalt Shingle Roof System Should Have

by | Oct 13, 2021 | Roofing | 0 comments

While the asphalt shingles are the most recognizable part of a roofing system, the material alone is not enough to keep your home safe from the harsh elements. The standard asphalt shingle roof, in fact, is a complicated layer of components working together to head off inclement weather. To give you a clearer idea on what each component does, Atrium Roofing, the expert in storm damage repair, lists them here.

  1. Starter Strip Products. Proper shingle installation won’t be possible without the starter strip products. That’s because they provide the first row of sealant needed to prevent shingles from blowing off during a windstorm. With the starter strip products in place, there’s less chance of water infiltration, as well.
  2. Asphalt Shingles. They are the most visible part of the roofing system–and also serve as one of your home’s visual design elements. Most importantly, the asphalt shingles take the brunt of the damage caused by inclement weather. That’s why you should choose thicker and higher quality ones to better protect your home. Atrium Roofing is certified by GAF® and Owens Corning®, allowing access to some of the toughest asphalt shingle roofing systems available today. When your home is due for roof replacement, all you need to do is turn to us and we’ll help you explore your options.
  3. Underlayment. This refers to a thin waterproofing material installed between the roof deck and the asphalt shingles, acting a secondary barrier. The underlayment helps protect your roof better in case water or moisture slips under the asphalt shingles.
  4. Ice and Water Barriers. Also called flashing, these components protect the more leak-prone spots of your asphalt shingle roof. These include the areas around skylights, chimneys, dormers, vent pipes, and valleys. 
  5. Hip and Ridge Products. Not only do they prevent leaks from developing on the roof’s hip and ridge, they also give the system a cleaner, more finished look.
  6. Attic Ventilation. Every asphalt shingle roof should have proper attic ventilation. Otherwise, warm, moisture-laden air can build up in the attic, encouraging mold growth and causing premature aging on the asphalt shingles above. But with proper attic ventilation, your roof can continue delivering the superior, long-lasting weather performance you expect. If you notice any issues with your attic ventilation, turn to trusted residential roofers like Atrium Roofing promptly for the necessary solution.

Look no further than Atrium Roofing for all your residential roofing needs. We serve the areas in and around San Antonio, TX. Call us today at (210) 806-7171 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.

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