What to Look for in a New Roof

By August 25, 2014 No Comments

roofingWhat to look for in a new roof

Roofing: the unsung hero

Roofing shingles are not the most glamorous home improvement project to discuss, yet they are still one of the most important. Roofs will usually go unnoticed until there’s a problem simply because they are the easiest portion of the house to take for granted.  Your roof, however, is your first layer of protection from the worst the elements has to offer. What we’d like to do today is cover a few of the more important attributes to look for when shopping for a quality roofing shingle.

Algae repellant

One of our favorite pieces of technology featured in our Protec roofing  system centers on the granules found within the shingles.  These metallic granules serve a couple of purposes: first, they fend off the harmful UV rays, and secondly, they prevent the growth of moss and algae.

Strength and Durability

Protec shingles are also impact resistant. Considering the sometimes crazy and unpredictable weather for which New England is so notorious, a durable shingle is necessary to fend off various hail, rain, and snow. The Class 4 Impact Resistance Rating will not only help preserve your roof for years to come, but will also give you a much needed break on your home owner’s insurance. While fending off the elements, the heavier weight behind these shingles will prevent them from warping and breaking—two problems that inferior roofing shingle are susceptible to.

Don’t be afraid to Vent

Roofing is not just about shingles. Ventilation is another component of your roof which will sincerely ruin your day if gone neglected. Properly installed ridge vents will eliminate the headaches associated with mildew and mold inside your attic or crawl space. With a professionally handled ridge vent, your roof will enjoy a much deserved prolonged life—free from excessive condensation.

While there are many shingles on the market, there are very few who can compete with the class and construction found within our Protec system.  Don’t just take my word for it; call us and we’ll be happy to share with you the peace of mind only Protec roofing can offer.


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