Replacing your roof is an important investment for your home. Your roof not only enhances your home’s curb appeal, it also protects you, and everything inside your home, from the elements. When reroofing a home, it is helpful to remember that a roof is more than just shingles. There are actually several components in a roofing system that provide security against water intrusion, ice dam formation, winds and impact damage. Before replacing a roof on your home, be sure to speak with roofing contractors about the entire roofing system.
Understanding the Roofing Process
With any roofing or home repair, selecting a qualified contractor is critical. A professional roofing contractor will be able to clearly communicate what is involved in the roof replacement process. For instance, this may include a discussion on home ventilation, landscape protection, job site clean-up, and an attic inspection. You will also be provided guidance on the necessary components in a roofing system, and shared recommendations on the appropriate roofing products for your home style and regional climate.
Benefits of the Secure Choice™ System
Many homeowners may find that a roofing system is a more reliable product investment. Roofing products all from a single manufacturer, like Malarkey, are designed to work together. They also deliver security that the roof is a complete system of related component parts, with each covering a necessary basis for roof and home protection.
An example of a certified roofing system is the Malarkey Secure Choice™ roofing system. Beginning at the roof deck, the Secure Choice™ system involves a quality underlayment; either SecureStart™ Plus, Right Start™ UDL, or Arctic Seal® ice and water barrier. Contractors are encouraged to demonstrate for homeowners the value in each product. For instance, the Arctic Seal® barrier will seal around nails and prevent moisture penetration. The SecureStart™ Plus underlayment, with five layers of secured redundancy, also has the ability to lay flatter than competing products, and reduce pockets or bubbles to form in the material.
Then, the roofing shingles will include Smart Start™ or Windsor® starter shingles on the eave and rake can protect the leading edge of the roof. Field roofing shingles also made with polymer modified asphalt have exceptional flexibility and granules retention that can be demonstrated with the homeowner. The visual and tangible results can be shared directly with the homeowner. It is also a longer lasting product and cleaner to manufacture. Lastly, the roof ridge is capped with either EZ-Ridge™ or RidgeFlex™ ridge shingles. The ridge products not only complement the home but provide an added benefit of protection since each are made with Class 4 impact resistant polymer modified asphalt.
Be sure to consider the all components involved in the roofing system when replacing the roof to your home. Remember, it’s more than just shingles. With an appropriate system for your home, a reliable roof will protect you, and everything inside your home, while also providing lasting curb appeal to the property..