Roofing Basics: The Anatomy of a Roof
While replacing a roof can be a big, important decision, it also helps protect your biggest investment-your home-and it gives you the chance to start fresh with a new exterior look. Getting the color and shape of shingle you always wanted is a great way to express your individual personality and add real value. Plus, if you have a leak, ignoring it can only get worse and could result in interior damage or even mold or roof deck rot.
7 – Hip & Ridge Shingles
Hip & Ridge Shingles add an attractive, finished look to your roof. They also provide additional protection. Owens Corning Roofing offers a variety of styles designed to match and complement our shingles.
6 – Exhaust Ventilation Products
Exhaust ventilation components help draw air out of the attic, protecting the roofing system from heat and moisture damage. Optimally designed to work together with our intake ventilation products, they help create a balanced flow where warm, humid air is continuously replaced by cool, dry air.
5 – Shingles
Shingles not only serve as the first layer of defense against the forces of nature, they also help define the character of your home. Shingles are designed to bring strength and beauty to your roof.
4 – Underlayment Products
Underlayment provides an additional layer of protection between your roof’s wood decking and the shingles, mainly to guard against wind-driven rain that can get beneath the shingles.
3 – Starter Shingle Products
Starter Shingle products are the first step in the proper installation of the shingles. They help provide a clean look with a straight edge at the eave and along the rake edge of the roof. The continuous sealant bead on the product provides a seal between the starter and the first row of shingles. Owens Corning™ Starter Shingle products help prevent shingle blow-offs and water infiltration in a vulnerable area of the roof.
2 – Self Sealing Ice & Water Barrier
Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier products are designed to protect the roof where water has a tendency to collect or flow, including valleys, vents, chimneys and skylights. Ice and water barrier products also help prevent damage from ice damming, when melting and refreezing water can migrate beneath the shingles and lead to premature roof deterioration.
1 – Soffit or Intake Ventilation Products
When used with the proper exhaust ventilation, Owens Corning™ VentSure®intake ventilation products help replace the warm, humid air in your attic with cool, dry air to help protect the interior components of your roof system from heat and moisture damage. They also help keep the attic temperature closer to the outside temperature to help eliminate problems such as ice damming, which can cause premature shingle deterioration.