When it comes to roofing, homeowners often miss out on the opportunity to fully optimize their homes. Most are unaware of the many different steps and layers it takes to build a complete roofing system. From starter strips to underlayment to shingles and the hip and ridge, there are a number of different levels that make up a home’s roof. If you are unaware of all of these components, then there is a good chance your home will be layered with a potpourri of roofing products. It is important that you don’t accept random parts put together to complete your roof. By purchasing a complete roofing system from one manufacturer, you get the opportunity to fully optimize your roof and provide yourself a complete peace of mind.
You wouldn’t walk out of your home in plaid and stripes, would you? Why would you dress your home up in a mix and match group of products? For the fashion conscious, you wouldn’t wear a Nike shirt with Adidas pants…while sporting Under Armour shoes. Well, let’s hope not. The same can be said about the various layers that make up your roof. Don’t style your home with random brands and think that they will look good or work cohesively together.
And while style matters, it’s more than just a fashion statement. When you make the decision to go with a single roofing manufacturer for your roofing system, you know that the individual pieces, when installed properly, will complement one another. It’s not just pulling random puzzle pieces from a variety of boxes and hoping they will fit neatly to give you a perfect picture. You know exactly what you are getting. And it is because of this many manufacturers have clauses that could void your warranty if the shingles, underlayment, or other components aren’t installed with the correct specifications. This is one reason why it is important that all the pieces fit together correctly.
Not only do some warranties get voided if you mix and match roofing products from multiple manufacturers, but you are also rewarded on a more positive level warranty-wise for getting the complete roofing system from one. When you have all four pieces (starter shingle, hip and ridge, underlayment, and shingle), there is confidence with the knowledge that all the pieces of your roof fit together correctly. Now you can have your warranty upgraded from just a standard warranty to a signature warranty. What this means for you is that you can increase the warranty coverage of your roof by possibly five to ten years, depending on your shingle style. So it pays to have a complete system that you can trust as you add a little security.
When you purchase a complete roofing system from one manufacturer, then you know that every piece was built to work seamlessly with one another. This added security works in your favor, as the company is so confident in the reliability of the grouping that it will add years to your warranty. And if nothing else, you now have the perfect fit of all matching pieces. The complete roofing system is the only way to go when it comes to covering your home.