The Basics, straight to the point, only what you need
In Roofing 101 we briefly break down the roofing process, go over materials that are used on every job we complete. We’ll briefly break down the different types of each material, when and if it is necessary, and shed some light on the roofing industry. We want our clientele as informed as possible, without actually putting you to work with one of our crews of course. And the following information will clarify some questions that we are asked by everyone who has contacted Bill’s Roofing for a new roof on their home.
Synthetic Underlayment is basically a tightly weaved “plastic” underlayment that is considered to be water “proof” thus allowing no water to eventually absorb into the underlayment itself and over time contacting the sheathing. Both options are both proven to work. Synthetic is obviously more expensive. But in most the minds most journeyman, the same result is obtained with both materials.
Ice & Water Shield
"Don’t Over Think It, it looks harder than it really is."
Perimeter (edge) metal
Drip Edge Metal is a 26gauge baked on enamel painted metal that is installed over your gable fascia boards to prevent water from rolling off the ends of the shingles, back to your fascia boards, and deteriorating them quicker. This is another must in our opinion as fascia replacements can be a costly process.
Ridge vent is the alternate option. Originally invented for homes that have vaulted ceilings, ridge vent is a superior ventilation system that allows for maximum ventilation of your attic space. We recommend ridge vent on almost every home.