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How does the Shingle Roofing System work?

A quality shingle roof involves the use of the best products American Shingles can supply consisting of seven essential elements such as the roof deck, Winterguard underlayment, CertainTeed shingles and associated accessories and CertainTeed ventilation to work together in harmony, year after year. No matter how severe the weather conditions are, you can rely on American Shingles as a single source to stand behind its roof system components.

The Roof Deck is the plywood sheet cladding of an American Shingles roof that is applied to the frame of the building.


2. Drip Edges/Flashings

The Drip Edges are part of the flashings of the shingle roofing system to prevent the ingress of water and protect the plywood from wind driven rain and long term degradation.

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3. Winterguard underlayment

Underlayment (commonly referred to as sarking in Australia) is a vapour barrier that is laid between the roof deck and the roofing shingles.

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4. Starter Strip

The Starter Strip is the underlying asphalt shingle laid beneath the first course of shingles roof.

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5. Asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are a fabric reinforcement mat coated with an engineered and stabilised asphalt coating.

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6. Ridge Vents

Ridge Vents and associated ventilation is a system of intake and exhaust that creates a flow or fanning of air.

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7. Capping Shingles

Capping shingles provide the ultimate finish to the roof covering all hips, ridges and concealing the ridge vents.

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