ICE & WATER SHIELD
Ice and water shield is a self-adhering waterproofing underlayment that is used in roofing to help prevent damage caused by ice dams and wind driven rain.
Roofing Synthetic felt is composed of a base, made from fiberglass or polyester, and then coated or saturated with a protective coating such as bitumen (asphalt), which repels water but still allows the product to breathe. It is 600% greater tear strength than a standard 30 pound felt.
Rubinsky Roofing will install synthetic felt on the entire roof.
Next: Drip Edge
Drip edge is metal flashing installed at the edges of the roof to keep water away from your fascia and from getting underneath your roofing components and damage your roof deck. If your roof doesn't have drip edge, water gets behind your gutters and rots out both your fascia board and roof decking.
Rubinsky Roofing will install drip edge along the eves (where the roof starts and is straight) and along the rakes (where the roof starts and is angled).
Next: Starter strip
The roof deck (wood) lays between the structural components of a roof (the joists, rafters etc), the insulation, and the waterproofing layers (ice and water shield, synthetic felt, shingles etc). The roof deck is the section of the roof where everything else is placed. If your deck is compromised, your entire roofing system is compromised!
A starter strip is an asphalt based shingle utilized to waterproof the eave and rake edges of your home during a re-roof. Adhesive tar strips help prevent shingle blow-off from harsh winds.
Typically, asphalt shingles are composed of layers: a base mat, layer of waterproofing asphalt, and a layer of ceramic granules. While there are many types of asphalt shingles, they also come in fiberglass or organic makeup.
Ventilation is essential to ensure the roof performs correctly. Installing roof vents moderates the temperature in an attic or roof space. By preventing a roof space from getting too hot or too cold you reduce the build-up of moisture levels. This will prevent mold building up in the house and ensure the roofing components perform properly.
Rubinsky Roofing will ensure the roof has proper ventilation and prime and paint all vents to match.