For every roof, there is roof decking. This is the very bottom layer of your roofing system. Typically, it is comprised of many 7/16 OSB sheathing boards nailed into the rafter system of the roof. Every roofing contractor should replace rotted or damaged boards when they replace your roof. Unfortunately, many don’t.
At Artisan Quality Roofing, we are thankful for the opportunity to serve homeowners daily. How? By providing roofing and gutter services to keep their homes safe and secure. However, we recognize that not everyone can afford this, let alone necessities like food and shelter. As a local, family-owned business, we want to provide support to everyone in the area–including those without roofs over their heads. We know giving a roof doesn’t make much sense; a house is more than a roof. So we decided to do something else instead.
3-tab shingles became the standard roofing material in the 1950s. They are single strips of shingles with a single layer of asphalt. They have a flat appearance and have almost a 2-D brick pattern when you see them on a full roof. They got their name from how the shingle pieces are cut into three tabs per shingle (see below).