The Inside Outside Guys ~ Roofing Systems – There is a Difference
From The Detroit News | By Ken Calverley and Chuck Breidenstein
DETROIT, June 15, 2023 ~ Some people think a roof is all about the shingles. And they couldn’t be more wrong.
Yes, shingles matter. They give a roof color and texture. They are the wear and weather surface that sheds water and helps keep out the elements. But a roof today is truly a system that includes ventilation, mechanical flashings, underlayment, eaves flashing, and other components designed and installed by trained professionals. Even the type of nails used and the amount of them matter along with a specified pattern of fastening.
Seal strips alone can make a difference. Some manufacturers have created such a strong seal strip that, in theory, you could remove the nails after the roof cures and not a single piece of material would blow off — even in high winds.
And what about starter shingles? In the words of Mike Kearns from Kearns Brothers Roofing in Livonia, this is the most important shingle you’ll never see.
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