1. Hip & Ridge Shingles – These highly dimensional shingles add definition and style to your roof’s ridge line.
2. Ridge Vents
Ridge vents help keep air moving through the attic, balancing the outdoor and indoor temperatures. A roof that’s too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter can result in damage like a warped deck or cracked shingles. A well-ventilated attic is key to a healthy roof.
They come in a wide variety of distinctive choices to suit ever budget and taste. And, all Owens Corning shingles have a tough mat core that has become an industry standard for quality in asphalt roofing.
4. Waterproofing Underlayment
Our waterproofing underlayment helps prevent leaks from water buildup under ice dams in cold weather. Especially in coastal areas, we can keep wind-driven rain from working its way in between the shingles and deck.
More About Roofing Materials
The brochure, Buying a new roof… and getting your money’s worth, produced by the National Roofing Contractors Association and State Farm, describes six basic materials used in the manufacture of roofing materials:
Asphalt Shingles – Representing the overwhelming share of the U.S. residential market, asphalt shingles come in two types. Oldest style is organic, consisting of a cellulose-filter (wood) base saturated with asphalt and coated with mineral granules. Dominating the market today is the fiberglass style consisting of a fiberglass mat, top-and-bottom layers of asphalt, and mineral granules. Typically, fiberglass offers greater durability.
Wood Shingles and Shakes – These are made from cedar, redwood, southern pine and other woods. Shingles are machine-sawn, shakes are hand-hewn. (Some local building codes limit their use because of fire resistance concerns.)
Tile – Made of clay or concrete, tile is as durable but fairly expensive. Because of its weight, a homeowner should verify fire structure would support the load, if tile were replacing another type.
Slate – Considered virtually indestructible, slate is quarried in states such as Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada. Slate is more expensive than other materials and requires more skill and experience to apply.
Metal – Primarily perceived as a commercial roofing material, metal shingles are being made to simulate traditional house roof coverings. They are long-lasting, relatively light, fire resistant, and effective look-alikes. They can be more vulnerable to cosmetic damage.
Synthetic – These products simulate traditional roof coverings but do not necessarily have the same properties.
All roof systems have six basic components:
Roof Structure – Rafters and trusses that support the roof.
Deck/sheathing – Boards or sheet metal fastened to the roof rafters.
Underlayment – A sheet of asphalt-saturated material that provides a second layer of protection for the roof deck.
Roof Covering – Exterior roofing materials such as shingles that protect the sheathing.
Drainage – The ability to shed water, primarily a function of design (shape, slope, layout).
Flashing – Sheet metal (usually) laid into the joints and valleys of a roof to prevent water seepage.