Effective roofing relies on advanced material technology and integrated approach to protect your biggest asset - your home. There are multiple elements that are necessary for a quality roof. These include:
- Flashing: Protect areas vulnerable to leaks: skylights, vents, chimneys, etc.
- Ventilation: Proper attic ventilation extends the life of a roof and reduces problems because it minimizes the temperature differential between the attic and the air outside. Trapped heat and moisture can raise energy costs, cause ice dams, and damage roof system components.
- Edge Treatment: (drip edge) for efficient water shedding at the roof’s edge. Drip edge is a modified L-shaped flashing used along the eaves and rakes of a roof. The drip edge directs runoff water into the gutters and away from the fascia.
- Leak Barrier: (Ice Water shield) Waterproofing membrane provides necessary protection against winter freeze / thaw cycles. It provides extra protection with its self-adhering and self-sealing qualities at vulnerable areas like eaves, valleys, chimneys and skylights.
- Underlayment: Sheds water that may be driven under the shingles by high winds.
- Flat Roofs: (SBS Heat-Welded Membranes) Torchflex membranes are asphalt based, fiberglass or fiberglass reinforced polyester membranes treated with Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene polymers to impart “rubber” type qualities.
- Shingles: Shingles determine the ultimate longevity of the roof.