The dictionary describes a system as an “interdependent group of items forming a unified whole.”
That’s exactly how you should view your roof — as a system. Each component should be specifically designed to work together so it can achieve optimal performance and service life.
Roofs are the primary covering to a home, which is often the biggest purchase we ever make in our lives. A roof shelters our family from wind, heat, rain and other elements, and can even add a great deal of curb appeal. Therefore, it is important to choose a roofing system from the same manufacturer rather than a mix-and-match, hodge-podge solution.
Here are the advantages of purchasing a roofing system with components that are manufactured to match up:
Manufacturers such as Atlas Roofing offer an upgrade to a 15-year premium protection limited warranty when all components of a roofing system are purchased as part of the Atlas Signature Select® Roofing System. The four items are Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector, Atlas Pro-Cut® Hip & Ridge featuring Scotchgard™ Protector Shingles, Atlas Pro-Cut® Starter Strips, and Atlas Shingle Underlayment.
What’s more is Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector include lifetime limited warranties against algae streaks and algae stains. Algae, of course, are responsible for those irksome black streaks that make roofs look dirty. Evenly spread copper granules on the Atlas shingles featuring Scotchgard™ Protector inhibit the unwanted algae growth. Atlas Pro-Cut® Hip & Ridge featuring Scotchgard™ Protector must be installed on the roof ridge for the algae resistance warranty.
For homeowners, having the Atlas Signature Select® Roofing System means having one company standing behind a system that covers and protects their home.
If you were to build a car with parts from different manufacturers, it might work but certainly not to maximum potential. The same applies to a roof.
Whether new construction or a re-roofing project, it is important to choose roofing products that work best not only for your budget but also for one another. Choose roofing system components that are made to match.