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What are the components of a Residential Roof?

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We use Certainteed a lot! It’s a great brand and widely preferred amongst our local roof replacement customers. This informative webpage gives a clear explanation of the different components of residential roofing…a good read if you’re in the market for a new roof! Here’s the link and below if the great information they shared.

What are the components of a Residential Roof?

Residential Roofing Products
Residential Roofing Products include those products necessary to provide a quality roofing system typically for a consumer’s home, garage or other residential applications. Residential roofing products are usually designed for steep slope application. Products can include roofing shingles, underlayments and accessory products.
Roofing Shingles

CertainTeed manufactures high-quality asphalt roofing shingles in a wide variety of styles and colors for residential applications. Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used residential roofing products in the market. There are three major categories of roofing shingles including strip roofing shingles, dimensional roofing shingles and premium roofing shingles.
Strip shingles are the most basic of residential roofing products available in the market. They are single layered roofing shingles that are generally designed to look like slate. CertainTeed manufactures strip shingles under the product names CT™ 20, XT™ 25, and XT™ 30.
Dimensional roofing shingles typically are heavier weight than strip roofing shingles. They are manufactured as dual-layered products or multi-layered in the case of CertainTeed’s tri-laminate technology. CertainTeed manufactures the Landmark® Series Roofing Shingle as an example of a dimensional roofing shingle
Premium roofing shingles are typically laminated and provide enhanced aesthetics and an increased design element. CertainTeed manufactures Grand Manor®, Presidential Shake® TL, and Carriage House®.

Underlayments are designed for use on residential roof decks as a water-resistant layer beneath roofing shingles. CertainTeed manufactures the utility grade felt underlayments ShingleFelt® 30 and the fiber glass-reinforced felt underlayment Roofers’ Select®. We also market a high performance synthetic underlayment called DiamondDeck®. Waterproofing shingle underlayments prevent leaks from ice dams and wind-driven rain in vulnerable areas. CertainTeed manufactures the product WinterGuard®.
Accessory Products

Hip and Ridge
Accessory shingles are used to finish the hips and ridges of a residential roof and carry the same warranty as the shingles they are applied over. There are a number of options designed to complement the appearance of shingles while providing the same level of protection and durability. CertainTeed manufactures hip and ridge accessories under the product names ShadowRidge® and Mountain Ridge®.

Starter Shingles
Starter shingles save application time. They are designed to work specifically with different styles of shingles for consistent appearance and performance. CertainTeed manufactures starter shingles under the product names Swiftstart® to be used with the Landmark® series and High Performance Starter to be used with Grand Manor®, Highland Slate® and Hatteras® shingles.

Serving Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Durham, Charlotte and surrounding areas

We fix ALL roof holes with NEW plywood boards. EVERY TIME!

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A new roof is a big investment. Artisan Quality Roofing takes NO short cuts when replacing a roof! ALL rotted plywood is replaced with new boards if we discover any rot under the removed roof shingles. We include up to two sheets of plywood boards for the purposes of rotted areas. See the before and after picture below. Our roof guys do a great job every time! That’s why, when it comes to roofing, we’re among the best!

Serving Cary, Apex, Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte and surrounding areas. Triangle 919-906-3791. Charlotte 704-330-9252

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We just earned yet another roofers award!

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Roof Repair – Don’t Wait!

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Roof Repair

If your home needs a roof repair, don’t wait until storm season is over. The cost of replacing a roof is only a fraction of the potential loss that could result to a home’s interior, furnishings and possessions.

If you are in need of roof repair, we recommend hiring the right team to the do the job!  Your roof protects everything within your house and we recommend the following precautions to safeguard your home and prevent damage to your roof from storms, strong winds and heavy rainfall: Our favorite shingle manufacturer, CertainTeed, suggests the following and we agree.

  • Check for leaks before they happen. Even minor roof leaks that go unnoticed can become a big problem when a major weather event or storm hits. To detect leaks, look on interior walls and ceilings for stains and water damage that indicate a leak occurred. Also, take a flashlight into the attic during the next rainstorm and check for leaks on the underside of the roof deck and rafters.


  • Keep nature in check. Fallen tree branches or those that scrape against a roof can cause significant damage. Cut back large branches extending over roofs, and have a professional inspect your yard for trees that should be removed altogether. Also, clean out gutters and roof valleys clogged with leaves, branches or litter. Clogs can prevent water from draining properly.


  • Do preventive maintenance. Contact a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof, and make needed repairs to flashing, caulking and shingles before the winter or storm season arrives. Most leaks occur where roofs meet sidewalls and around penetrations such as skylights, vent pipes and chimneys. Missing or broken shingles can be individually replaced, and loose shingle tabs can be re-adhered with an application of asphalt roofing cement.


  • Choose roofing system products for the best performance and protection.  Be sure to use roof repair products, including water-resistant and/or waterproofing underlaymentsshingles and accessories that meet or exceed performance standards set by ASTM, UL or building codes.  Choose products that protect your home from the weather and elements that are specific to your geographic location.


*Please refer to the Roofing section of the CertainTeed website to learn more about the Integrity Roof System and selection of high quality roof repair products available to protect your home.

Call us to schedule a no charge roofing quote. We serve Cary, Apex, Durham, Raleigh, Holly Springs, Chapel Hill, Charlotte and surrounding areas! 919-906-3791


Woodland Terrace Assisted Living Roof Replacement – Phase One

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Cary kept us busy with roof replacements this April. Here are just a few roof pictures of an assisted living facility, in Cary, that we worked on just a couples weeks ago. It was a two week roof job with 330+ square feet of roofing area. We completed the roof installation as scheduled and the all the roofs looks terrific! Our client is very pleased so on we go to Phase two – coming soon! Our roofing crew did an outstanding job! We couldn’t be more proud!

Serving Cary, Apex, Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte and surrounding areas


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