The type and color of asphalt shingles chosen for a roof will contribute greatly to the overall external appearance of a house. There are many other types of shingles like wood and clay, but asphalt shingles are a common choice, that generally come in architectural or 3-Tab styles.
Being thinner than architectural shingles, these shingles are more economical. They weigh about 50% less than architectural shingles and generally have a 15-20-year lifespan. 3-tab shingles are used often by builders and remodelers when working on projects with smaller budgets.
These are premium grade roofing shingles that are thicker and feature a textured appearance. They are sometimes referred to as dimensional or laminated shingles, and are considered to be of the highest quality. Constructed from a heavy fiber glass mat base and ceramic-coated mineral granules, they provide great water resistance. Architectural shingles deliver a stunning three-dimensional impression, and have a 24-30-year lifespan.
Perfection is in the details. Begin your roof with a straight-edged time saver and finish it with gorgeous accents that add even more protection. Starter strips and hip & ridge cap shingles are essential elements used by pros to elevate the quality of their work.
Start your roofing project right and make your installation time faster by installing pre-cut starter strips. Besides saving you the time of cutting starter rows for shingles, these strips provide a straight-edged finished look, taking your undertaking to professional status.
Cutting up shingles for hips and ridges is a thing of the past. These architectural finishing shingles contribute much more than accentuating detail. They provide additional protection for high-stress areas of a roof while creating a beautiful, polished look and making homeowners happy.
Underlayment is a very important component in roofing. Generally, it is an asphalt felt or synthetic felt attached to the deck of a roof right before the shingles are placed. It serves as a good bonding surface for shingles as well as a secondary line of defense against moisture.
Created as an alternative to felt, synthetic underlayment is constructed by blending polypropylene and polymer. This new generation underlayment is as water-resistant as asphalted felt, yet lighter and stronger. It has a become a great option in roofing, especially because its recent competitive pricing.
Felt underlayment is usually constructed with asphalt and other water-resistant compounds. It comes in either #15 or #30 sizes, and measures 36 inches wide. It is a solid and popular choice in underlayment and generally serves best for projects with a smaller budget.
There are many options of sheathing, but a wise choice is one that saves energy and makes a home’s temperature more comfortable. That’s exactly what radiant barrier sheathing can do. LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing is designed to lower a home’s attic temperature. These panels have been installed in more than 1.5 million homes in the United States. Product features include:
Efficiency – Blocks up to 97% of the radiant heat in the roof panel from entering the structure, reducing an attic’s temperature by up to 30° F.
Availability – Available in warm climate regions throughout the United States.
Innovation – Patented VaporVents™ technology with post-lamination incising.
Workability – Installs like conventional roof sheathing, requiring no additional labor.
Energy Conscious – May help builders qualify for Green Building credits, energy rebates and lower HERS scores.
Sustainability – Wood sourced through programs certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®.
20-Year Transferable Limited Warranty – Backed by a long-term warranty you won’t find with competitive products so you can build with security and confidence.