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Know Your Roofing System: Shingles and Materials

When having your Columbus roofing repaired or replaced, it is helpful to know the materials that suit your home best. You may not be spending too much time thinking about your roof, but a good roofing system is one of the keys to an efficient home.

First, there are four main components that are basic to roof structures: a felt underlay, lumber framework, flashing, and roof covering. Here are a couple of roofing materials you might want to know about:

Roof Coverings

When making a decision about installing tiles or shingles for your roof, it is always best to contact your Columbus roofers to ensure the best choice and fit. Here at Newman Roofing, we are CertainTeed Shingle Masters; we are also a SELECT Shingle Roofer, which means our craftsmanship and service have been recognized for meeting the maximum standards for knowledge, quality, and excellence.

 

Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in America. Why? They are easy to install. They provide a high level of protection and are less expensive, compared to other options. We offer a variety of shingle colors and styles. Our shingles are also easy to maintain, attractive, and light weight.

This type of roofing material is made up of either a rag mat with asphalt or fiberglass that is covered with colored mineral granules—providing good defense against the elements and undeniable aesthetic value.

Roofing Felt

The roofing felt needs to match your current roof material. More importantly, it needs to be breathable enough to allow the moisture inside your roof to escape.

Flashing Materials

These are the waterproofing materials that are used in abutments, valleys, and around chimneys.

Ventilation Tools

Insufficient ventilation is one of the major causes of mold. Ventilations tools are responsible for keeping your roof fresh and free of mold.

All these materials are vital in your roof’s performance. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Contact us here at Newman Roofing for your roofing needs. Get a free estimate today.

By |2017-01-24T21:26:35+00:00November 4th, 2014|Blog, Info Article|Comments Off on Know Your Roofing System: Shingles and Materials

About the Author:

Tim Sistrunk writes for Newman Roofing , a Columbus, Ohio roofing company serving the roof repair and replacement needs of Central Ohio homeowners since 1992.