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Main Parts Of An Asphalt Shingle Roof

Your roofing system serves as the first line of defense against the elements. This makes your choice of roofing material important. One of the most popular roofing materials on the market is asphalt shingle roofing. 

In today’s post, top roofing company, Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., shares the main components of an asphalt shingle roof.


Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles serve as the first water-shedding barrier that prevents water infiltration. It’s commonly made of organic or fiberglass materials. Organic asphalt shingle roofs are coated with an asphalt layer while fiberglass asphalt shingles are covered with a protective resin that serves as a waterproof barrier for the roof.


The roofing underlayment serves as a secondary barrier in case your asphalt shingles fail. It can be found between the roof and the deck. Your shingle roofer can use different kinds of materials for the underlayment like fiberglass, rubberized asphalt and synthetic materials.

Starter Strips

Starter strips ensure proper shingle installation by providing the first layer of sealant that prevents roof blow-offs and water infiltration. This prevents premature damage of a roofing system.

Ventilation System

Your ventilation system keeps your attic temperature at regular levels. This helps prevent moisture and heat buildup, which can lead to mold growth around your home. Maintaining your attic goes a long way in prolonging your roof’s life span.

Hip and Ridge Products

The hip and ridge is a section in your roofing system where two slopes intersect. Ridge caps are installed to connect two slopes to prevent water infiltration. They also enhance your roof’s appearance.

Looking for reliable roofers for your project? At Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., you can expect first-rate residential roofing services. We deliver quality workmanship and superb customer service. For free roof estimates, call us at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form.