Professional Asphalt Shingle Roofing Contractors Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Benefits of Asphalt Shingles:
- Often less expensive to install compared to other roofing systems
- Offers a diverse range of looks, from common to high-end
- Easy Maintenance
- Some manufacturers offer algae resistant products, leaving roofs in pristine condition for years to come
- Lifespan: 20-50 years (depending on type of shingle used)
Asphalt roof shingles come in a variety of styles, the most common of which include: 3-tab shingles, architectural shingles (30-, 40-, and 50-year), and heavyweight shingles. They are created by several different manufactures in a spectrum of colors and with a variety of shapes and weights. By skillfully installing different varieties, J.J. Landerman Roofing Company can create a seemingly infinite number of looks. Certain styles of architectural shingles, for instance, can be installed to closely mimic the design language of a slate roof.
When installing an asphalt shingle roof system, J.J. Landerman Roofing contractors will generally want to strip the existing roof down to the decking and install ice and water shielding material (unless there is already some in place) to preserve the integrity of the roof. There are several types of underlayment which can be used such as 15 lb. non-perforated felt and shingle mate. Shingles are then installed with six nails each.
J.J. Landerman roofing contractors will also want to ensure proper ventilation when installing an asphalt shingle roof system. Ventilation is a key factor impacting the life span of shingle roof systems as it prevents ice dams, condensation, and many other developments, which can cause costly damage. Professional roofers typically create proper roof ventilation by installing vents and using ridge venting material such as Cobra Vent.
To prevent water penetration, J. J. Landerman roofing contractors will install valley flashings. There are several types of valley flashings. However, they are usually installed with ice and water shield and a California Cut or on an open valley with copper or aluminum flashing. Side wall flashings using step flashings are also vital to constructing a truly sound roof, as are edge metals (such as drip edge and rake metal) and boot flashings. Chimneys can be flashed with lead or copper. Sealants are used where necessary.
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