ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOFING SERVICES
WHY ASPHALT SHINGLES?
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing product in the United States, especially Dayton, Ohio. Asphalt shingles are now made to last 30+ years with some even supposed to last 50+ years! Improvements in the manufacturing process have caused asphalt shingles to be the most common, cost effective, yet very durable, roofing system covering. Asphalt shingles are made of a mat with pressed granules and minerals.
At Scott Bauer Roofing and Siding, we pride ourselves on being an Owen’s Corning Preferred Contractor. Therefore, we try only to install Owen’s Corning Duration roofing shingles. They are now created to be stain and algae-resistant for up to 20 years and limited lifetime warranted backed by Owen’s Corning. Some asphalt shingles are even manufactured to be considered Class 4 “hail” resistant. The Class 4 shingle that Owen’s Corning offers is the Owen’s Corning Duration Flex! Imagine probably never having to worry about a roof insurance claim again!
See: Owens Corning Duration roof replacement
ROOFING QUALITY BEGINS UNDER THE SHINGLES
While asphalt shingles are covering the roof, there are many other required components on a roof to ensure that it is properly protected from the elements. If a roof is not installed exactly to manufacturer specifications and local building code requirements, all manufacturer related warranties are nullified. This is why it is so important to choose the right local roofing contractor so that they can adequately ventilate your attic and install the roof to required specifications.
Other components of the roof include:
- Synthetic Underlayment
- Ice and Water Barrier
- Gutter Apron Drip Edge
- T-Drip Drip Edge for the Rake Edges
- Ridge Cap Shingles
- Starter Shingles
- Pipe Jack Flashings (Pipe Boots)
- Ridge Ventilation Components
- Box Vents
- Exhaust Vents
- Chimney Flashings
- Apron Flashings
- Step Flashing
- Proper Wood Sheathing for the substrate
If your chosen contractor installs the shingles correctly but doesn’t install the remaining components of the roof correctly, the manufacturer will still nullify their warranty. Again, making it all the more important to really make sure you’re choosing a contractor who is a true expert and has legitimate roofing experience. If you’re considering a contractor with less than 5 years of experience, be very careful to ask them thorough questions to make sure your roof is installed correctly. Just because the roof looks good from the ground doesn’t mean it was installed correctly. On average, it takes roughly 5-7 years for a roof to leak from improper installation. We say all of this to help you make the best decision when choosing your local roofing contractor for your next roof shingle roof replacement and shingle roof repair.
CONTACT US TODAY
Scott Bauer Roofing is family-owned and operated. We treat our customers like we want to be treated and in fact, many of our customers are in fact our neighbors! Call us today - 937-293-3702 or submit a request.
We TREAT OUR CUSTOMERS Like family!