Reno’s Roofing offers a higher standard of asphalt roofing systems with a complete system warranty, from the shingles to components like the underlayment, flashing, and ventilation. For most homeowners looking to do a re-roofing job on a budget while maintaining a fairly attractive look and weather tightness of their home, a composition shingles roof (i.e., asphalt) is perhaps the most plausible, simple, and cost-effective solution. Asphalt shingles come in two types: organic and fiberglass: with three different grades to choose from with most manufactures. All currant asphalt shingles are class “A” fire rated, the highest rating possible.
- 3-tab shingle - A 3-tab shingle is the most basic and least expensive, entry level roof shingle rated for up to 60mph –70mph wind uplift. Most 3-tab shingles come with a limited warranty provided by the product manufacturer; 10 to 25 years limited warranty is the norm for 3-tab shingles.
- Architectural dimensional shingle- this is the most commonly used option used. Architectural style, also known as dimensional (laminated or composition) shingles, will provide a beautiful 3-dimensional look to your roof, imitating the look of natural wood or slate shingles. Most architectural shingles are rated for up to 110mph –130mph wind uplift and will last longer than 3-tab shingle. Manufacturer ratings ranging from 20 to 50 years of limited warranty is the norm.
- Premium shingles – these are the premium type known for their unique appearance and high cost. Most premium shingles are rated for a wind uplift of up to 110mph –130 mph and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Underlayment - One of the key components of a properly installed asphalt shingle roofing system is the protective layer of underlayment. The minimum underlayment to pass city inspections vary from scope of work but usually one layer of 15 lb underlayment is required. Most common options are 15 /30 /40 lbs. Underlayments sometimes also double up on a roof to provide more protection. In recent years, with the help of technology a new type of underlayment has hit the market, called synthetic underlayment. Synthetic underlayment has a tough and durable construction with an extremely high tear strength compared to felt. Also is much lighter and can help the job process be much faster. Simply put, synthetic underlayments are tougher, lighter, and safer and repel water much better than traditional felts.
Secondary peel & stick underlayment - Peel and stick underlayment is stuck to the plywood with a strong adhesive on every square inch of the surface. It can be the used as the primary underlayment for the roof or a secondary membrane in areas that are more prone to leakage. .A much stronger and thicker underlayment sheet compared to regular felts. It has the ability to absorb roofing nails and insure a water proof system. Using a standard synthetic underlayment on the roof along with a peel & stick underlayment in areas such as eaves, valleys, chimneys and low slope areas is the best solution for a complete roofing system.
Metal flashings – The metal flashings installed on roofing play a key role in making sure the roofing system is water proofed correctly. Flashing helps direct the flow of water around openings. Since water can seep into your home's walls, deteriorating building materials, causing structural damage, and creating moisture and mold problems, it is very important to properly install flashing when constructing a new house or altering the exterior of a house. Making sure that all area such as pipes, valleys, chimneys, skylights, rake & eaves are all flashed is a crucial detail in a complete roofing system.
Ventilation - It’s pretty simple: ventilation is the flow of air through a system of intake and exhaust; for example, a window and a door in a room. When installing a new roofing system or doing a re-roof, the correct ventilation installation will allow the roofing system and attic to simply breathe. Hot and cold air that is trapped under the roofing system and in the attic can damage the roofing and cause moisture issues. Ventilation will also keep the home cooler in summer months and save on energy costs. Common roofing ventilations are dormers, soffit vents, solar vents, turbine vents and ridge vents. Ventilation products are a key in a roofing system when used correctly with an intake and exhaust per the correct volume of the attic.
Warranties on shingle roofing systems – Reno’s Roofing sets a higher standard of warranties for asphalt roofing systems. All materials come with a standard material warranty which is provided by the manufacturer. All shingle roofs come with a labor and craftsmanship warranty for a minimum of 10 years from Reno’s Roofing. For the customer who is looking for the very best of warranties, a No Dollar Limit (NDL) warranty is also available from the manufacturer in partnership with Reno’s Roofing for a complete roofing system warranty of 20 years and up. Please visit the Warranties section on home page for more detailed information.