Proper installation is key to the longevity and weather performance of an asphalt shingle roof. Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal, your trusted contractor for your roofing and gutter replacement needs, shares the top features that make up a durable and long-lasting roofing system.
A glance at the roof can give you an idea of whether or not it is correctly installed. It should look the same from all sides and angles, with little to no inconsistencies all around. If it looks aesthetically pleasing, expect it to rub off to the rest of the property.
Flashings are metal materials that are installed around chimneys, vents, or skylights. They protect these vulnerable areas of the roof from water intrusion. For them to be effective, they need to be sealed securely to the roof during installation. If they pull up from their attachments, then there’s a good chance it’s incorrectly installed and needs to be fixed or replaced.
Reputable roofing contractors see to it that the nails they use for each asphalt shingle are driven properly. Exposed heads are a sign of improper nailing, causing them to loosen or accumulate rust over time. The professionals also use nails of the right size and quantity for the installation. Depending on the manufacturer’s specifications, each asphalt shingle requires four to six nails.
Other Important Features
An asphalt shingle roof has other features that help minimize the damaging effects of the local weather. Drip edges, for instance, are fitted between the shingles and underlayment, carrying rainwater away from the house and enabling gutters to perform their intended function. Starter strips are types of asphalt shingles that are installed at the eaves, preventing the material from blowing off because of strong winds.
Need a beautiful and durable asphalt shingle roof for your home? Turn to Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal. We have an in-house team of trained roofers who offer quality workmanship with every roofing project we take on. You can also count on us to install the right type of gutters that will complement your new roof.
Call (785) 628-3614 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Hays and Colby, KS.