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


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.


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.





Most roofing insurance claims in the Dayton area come from hail and wind damage. If you even suspect you have an issue, you should call us! Often, the problem associated with this type of damage doesn't manifest for months or years and at that point, your insurance company may decide that the claim is not valid. If you have been through ANY major weather and whether you can see an issue yourself or not, it's prudent to have Scott Bauer Roofing come out and inspect your roofing and siding. Then, even if the insurance company denies a claim we can still take care of any issues before they grow into major problems. We recommend you inspect your roof once a year - especially after a harsh winter season or major weather events involving wind and hail.

You need to take care of your family and other issues... you don't need the stress of dealing with an insurance company. We know how stressful working with insurance companies can be. Plus, you won't be able to show them what you'll need to have covered. We do a complete inspection of your property to make sure nothing is left uncovered. Then, Scott Bauer Roofing will work directly with your insurance company to make sure they understand the extent of damages including ALL repair and replacement requirements.

Rest assured, we have your back.


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