Your home’s roof has several layers. When it’s time to call a roof installation company, you want to know exactly what their plan is for your roof replacement. It also helps if you know the primary elements of your roof.
What you see from inside your attic is the roof deck, which in today’s homes is plywood. The one you see on the outside depends on the roofing material. In our area it is typically asphalt shingle. However, there should be a layer covering the entire roof that is between roof deck and the shingle called the underlayment. Some roofers only use felt paper. It’s the cheapest and least protective underlayment of all the available options. Other companies choose a synthetic product. There are various types and levels of synthetic products. All of them are better than felt paper. Professional, experienced roofers like Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation, who want to provide a better roof replacement that will last homeowners a long time, use an ice and water shield barrier, too.
Why You Need Ice & Water Shield
You may not think of Nashville or Knoxville as place where we get a lot of ice, but we certainly get a fair amount of rain. Often, wind drives the rain. Sometimes snow, combined with the freeze-thaw cycle, turns into an ice event.
Mobley Brothers Roofing installs GAF’s STORMGUARD® ice and water shield in valleys and rakes to provide protection to your home for years to come. It is also placed around the chimney and the eaves to prevent ice build up and water run-off. This will be a better protection for your home against leaks. This barrier protects your roof better than felt paper because it has a self-seal. That means when we install shingles on top of it, STORMGUARD seals itself around the nails, much like a washer around a screw, closing the entryway where water or ice may have otherwise formed if ice and water shield was not installed.
Trust Your GAF Master Elite® Roof Installation Company
When we provide you with a free quote for your roof replacement, we will quote you on a GAF roofing system. This will include the ice and water shield for your home so its better protected from the elements including snow, ice and wind driven rain. Call Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration today. Our A+ Better Business Bureau rated Nashville office can be reached at (615) 645-4500. Our A+ BBB rated Knoxville office can be reached at (865) 248-2772.