There are many types of roofs made from different materials, but all are designed and built to keep out the weather and other natural elements. And just like other types of roofing systems, your asphalt shingle roof is built to protect your home and keep your family safe. But how do you determine if your roof is built correctly with the right materials? As a local expert on shingle and steel roofs, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling shares what you need to look for:
Checking All the Components
To ensure your asphalt shingle roofing system can effectively protect your home from the elements, it should have all the necessary components. They should also be installed in the correct order or else your roof’s performance becomes compromised. The first component you need to look for is the starter strip shingles; they’re the primary row of shingles found at the eaves. Hip and ridge products should also be installed in your roofing system to protect the hip and ridge of your roof from water leaks and moisture.
Your shingle roof replacement should also have underlayment installed. Your asphalt shingles should also be installed over this layer and cover most of your roof’s surface. Your roofing system should have ice and water barriers as well, as they help protect the more vulnerable areas of your roof. Your shingle roofing system should also have a sufficient attic ventilation system installed, as they help reduce heat and moisture buildup. Heat and moisture can be detrimental to your roof as they accelerate its deterioration rate.
Proper Nailing and Uniformity
Your roof’s shingles should have at least four to six nails, but it can be more depending on your local weather environment. For instance, if you live in a windy area, your shingles should have six nails each. Each row of shingles should also look straight across the entire roof. If a few of the rows don’t look aligned, it can indicate an improper installation.
As one of the best roofing companies in the area, you can count on the quality services offered by Oberg Roofing & Remodeling! If you’re within St. Cloud and the surrounding MN areas, call us today at (320) 204-2264 to get started. You can also fill out our online contact form.