The 5 Key Components of a Complete Roofing System

A beautiful home with vinyl siding in the Quad Cities area with a complete roofing system installed by a home improvement company.

The 5 Key Components of a Complete Roofing System

Whether you’re building a home from the ground up or you’ve decided to replace your existing roof, five key components are essential to the longevity of your roofing system. Mainstream Home Improvement services the Quad Cities and surrounding areas with complete roofing installation for homes and businesses. We are the #1 contractor in the area for durable and long-lasting roofing solutions. Keep reading to learn more about the essential components of a complete roofing system installation.

Clean Deck

Several elements allow roofs to last several decades without needing replacement. Roof decking refers to the plywood installed below the underlayment and shingles, creating the entire frame that becomes your roof. This is one of the most crucial parts of the installation process and must be in quality condition before further steps are taken. Our team inspects your roof deck to make sure there isn’t any rot or damage that needs to be removed. Mainstream Home Improvement surveys every piece of roof decking installed on your home to ensure long-lasting results and the protection of your home.

Synthetic Underlayment

A home improvement expert installing RhinoRoof synthetic underlayment on a residential home in the Quad Cities area.

The next most important component of your complete roofing system is the underlayment. At Mainstream Home Improvement, we work with top names in the industry, such as Owens Corning, to provide high-end roofing protection to homes and businesses in the Quad Cities. Our experts use RhinoRoof synthetic underlayment, which helps seal your home to prevent water damage, moisture infiltration, and mold growth on your deck boards. Once the roof frame is installed, a synthetic underlayment is placed over the plywood deck and secured to the surface for maximum protection from natural elements. Each project that includes synthetic underlayment will receive a 20-year limited product warranty to ensure the safety and longevity of your roof.

Proper Ventilation

When homeowners think of ventilation, one of the last things they consider is their roofing system. In fact, ventilation is an important part of a high-quality roof because it can extend its lifespan, reduce energy costs, and control indoor temperatures. There are two instances in which ventilation can be created in your attic: mechanical or natural. Mechanical ventilation requires a power source to generate airflow, while natural techniques use exhaust vents installed beneath your shingles to circulate the air naturally. Mainstream Home Improvement includes ventilation services for homes and businesses in the Quad Cities to prevent harsh weather from damaging your roof. Contact our home improvement staff to get a free estimate on our ventilation services.

Asphalt Shingles

A detailed image of asphalt shingles on a residential roof in the Quad Cities area that a home improvement company has just installed.

Made of fiberglass and coated with asphalt and ceramic particles, asphalt shingles are the most popular material chosen for roofs in the Quad Cities area. Not only are asphalt shingles extremely versatile in design, color, and shape, but they can last up to 50 years when installed properly and prevent mold growth and water infiltration. Shingles are the last materials installed on roofing installation projects to create visual curb appeal for your home or business. Mainstream Home Improvement is the #1 contractor in the Quad Cities for asphalt shingle installation, with a reputation for high-quality results and name-brand materials from Owens Corning. If your roof needs asphalt shingles replaced or installed, give us a call to receive a free estimate on your upcoming home improvement project.

Ice & Water Shield

Living in the Midwest, your roof is exposed to various weather conditions, making it essential to have protective material installed to prevent damage or decay. Mainstream Home Improvement includes ice and water shield installation on all homes and commercial businesses in the Quad Cities. These shields consist of a waterproof membrane installed under your roof’s shingles to protect each layer of your roofing system. Over time, heavy snow and rainy conditions can take a toll on your roof, causing shingles to deteriorate and creating small leaks through your roof decking that can damage the inside of your home. During a roofing installation or replacement service, Mainstream Home Improvement installs ice and water shield protection from the eaves of your roof up to 36 inches and around all penetrations and valleys. To schedule a consultation with one of our certified home improvement experts, call 309.762.6244, and we’ll give you a free estimate.

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