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The Hallmarks of A Properly Installed Asphalt Shingle Roof

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Your roof is made up of more than the asphalt shingles you see from the ground. There are many components under the system working together to protect your home from the elements. As a homeowner, having a basic understanding of your roof’s composition will help you make informed decisions when it comes to maintenance, repairs and replacement. 

Read on as roofing contractor Bone Dry provides a handy guide to the components of your asphalt shingle roof.

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  1. Starter Strip Shingles: This is the primary row of shingles installed at the eaves of the roof. They help prevent shingle blow-off due to strong winds and also minimize the risk of roof leaks.

  2. Hip and Ridge Products: These shingles are typically installed at the hip and ridge of the roof system. These provide the roof with a neat and finished look.

  3. Asphalt Shingles: These are the shingles you see from the ground, which cover the entirety of your residential roofing system. They are made of a fiberglass base mat coated with protective mineral granules that allow the material to resist harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall, blistering heat and hailstorms. Any damage to your asphalt shingles requires prompt roof repair.  

  4. Underlayment: This component is installed under the shingles to provide an extra layer of water penetration protection.

  5. Ventilation: Sufficient attic ventilation eliminates the potential of heat and moisture buildup, which can cause premature aging to the roofing shingles above and encourage mold and rot in the structure.

  6. Flashing: This material serves as the protection for more vulnerable areas of your asphalt shingle roof, like chimneys, skylights and vent pipes.

Whether you need total roof replacement or a small repair, Bone Dry is the name to trust. We have been in business since 1989 and are an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred contractor offering free estimates for all services including roof replacement around [sfl_city], . Contact us today at 877-266-3379 or here.

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We had Bone Dry do masonry, roofing & gutter for us. Everyone we dealt with was professional, polite & on time. We were actually amazed how fast they did the roof & it looked great. Actually everything looked great
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The experience of working with all of the folks at Bone Dry Roofing was top notch. Detailed photos and videos were provided for the initial inspection of the roof and then multiple photos were provided throughout the installation. I live in another state and was very well pleased working with them long distance. They made it very easy and stress free. The shingle roof - and all new decking - was replaced in less than 7 hours. Other teams of theirs will be back to replace the b pipe and the gutters next week.
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