When you replace your roof, make sure you get a complete roofing system. Asphalt shingles are of utmost importance, but secondary components, such as starter shingles, underlayments and intake and exhaust vents, matter just the same. If you forgo at least one of these accessories or choose to use products from different manufacturers, here are the risks you could face:
Creating a complete residential roofing system using products from more than one brand is ill-advised. Manufacturers design their asphalt shingles to complement other roof parts from the same line. You might not get excellent results if you mix and match.
Premature Shingle Damage
All roofing components serve specific purposes. Individual parts work together to make the whole stronger. Deciding not to include one or two accessories can affect the long-term performance of your roof. An incomplete or mismatched roofing system is more prone to the effects of the elements. For instance, an inefficient attic ventilation system can increase the chance of ice damming and shingle curling.
In residential roof replacement, put a premium on visual harmony to increase curb appeal. If you pair your shingles with hip and ridge accessories from another brand, expect noticeable discord between their colors.
Roofing products have unique installation requirements. Some contractors lack the specialized knowledge to apply them with excellence. If your roofer fails to install just one component in accordance with the manufacturer’s strict standards, the workmanship error could lead to major leakage.
Weak Warranty Coverage
Getting a complete roofing system from one brand allows you access stronger levels of protection. And if you hire a certified installer, you can upgrade to their most powerful warranty coverage. Standard guarantees provide decent protection against manufacturing defects during the critical first years of your new roof. However, it’s in your best interests to invest in the strongest warranty available to reduce your long-term roof repair costs.
At Crown Roofing, we only recommend GAF®’s Lifetime Roofing System or Owens Corning®’s Total Protection Roofing System®. We have the best credentials to install either of them error-free, plus our certifications give you many, exclusive privileges.
To find out the most suitable, complete roofing system for your home and learn more about our qualifications, call us at (604) 210-6655 today. We’ll be happy to schedule your free roof evaluation and estimate in North Vancouver, Surrey or Vancouver at your convenience.