Roofing with CertainTeed
WHY IS MY ROOF LEAKING?! – Extreme shifts in temperature and weather in the Northeast is why so many houses experience roofing issues like water leaks, rotten rooftops, or missing shingles. Typically ice dams and wind-driven rain are the culprits for leaky roofs, allowing water to get under a roof’s outer shell — shingles, slate, tile, cedar shake or metal. If your roof is not protected with a waterproof barrier (or extremely weathered due to age), damage is the inevitable consequence.
During the winter season, as water (from rain or snow) builds up in the gutters and caves of your roof, ice dams begin to form during the freeze-melt cycle. Trapped water is forced under the shingles and is absorbed by the deck if not properly sealed.
At SEC, we pride ourselves in the knowledge and expert craftsmanship that our team possesses with roofing systems. It should be of no surprise that in our climatic region, roofing and shingling has been one of SEC’s most requested jobs and we have excelled at this specialty over the decades of experience many of our crew members have.
SEC not only delivers unmatched work quality & attention to detail but also uses the most trusted and finest products available on the market at affordable prices. Some brands we work with:
Certainteed offers highly durable products that provide a quality roofing system for residential or commercial structures, garages, or other applications. Some of these products include roofing shingles, underlayment’s, and other roof accessories.
CertainTeed manufactures high-quality asphalt roofing shingles in a wide variety of styles and colors for residential and commercial applications. The most commonly used roofing product in the market are Asphalt roofing shingles.
Strip shingles are the most basic of residential roofing products available in the market. They are single layered roofing shingles that are generally designed to look like slate.
Heavier weighted shingles are called Dimensional roofing shingles. These shingles are manufactured as dual-layered products (or multi-layered in the case of tri-laminate technology by CertainTeed). CertainTeed manufactures the Landmark™ Series Roofing Shingle as an example of a dimensional roofing shingle.
Roofing shingles known as Premium are typically laminated and can be more aesthetically pleasing given their enhanced design elements. CertainTeed manufactures Grand Manor™, Presidential Shake™ TL, and Centennial Slate™.
Underlayments are designed and used as a water-resistant layer beneath roofing shingles to prevent icing and leaking. The utility grade felt underlayment called ShingleFelt and the fiber glass-reinforced felt underlayment Roofers’ Select are CertainTeed’s most popular brands. Waterproofing shingle underlayments prevent leaks caused by wind-driven rain and ice dams – for this CertainTeed offers WinterGuard.
WinterGuard™ waterproofing shingle underlayment prevents water penetration in your roof’s most vulnerable places. This underlayment is a composite material of asphalt polymers formed into a rolled sheet for easy layout. The protective barrier can stretch and seal around nails driven through it.
WinterGuard is comprised of shingles, underlayment, accessory products and ventilation working together in a combined effort to secure your roofing installation no matter what the weather conditions are.
RoofTopGuard II is the high-tech, new generation underlayment with long lasting high-performance. It has a 5-layer construction of polypropylene/polyethylene providing a high-strength but lightweight and tear resistant material for an unmatched long life. RoofTopGuard has been tested for strength, UV resistance, water-tightness, and elongation; meeting or exceeding national building code requirements like all products used by SEC.
- 5-layer construction
- Guaranteed waterproof
- Quicker installation
- Hurricane Proven: will not tear or rip in high winds
- 100% impervious to insects, vermin, mold, rot and the elements
- Suitable for use under all roofing material
- Can be left exposed to the elements for up to 6 months without degradation
- Exclusive FIBER-GRIP slip-resistant surface
Accessory shingles are used to finish the hips and ridges of a residential or commercial roof. CertainTeed manufactures products called ShadowRidge and MountainRidge – designed to complement the appearance of shingles and provide the same level of durability and protection.
All of these products used by SEC are vital to preventing leaks and owning a long-lasting roof. Some inexperienced roofers create short-cuts for themselves leaving out quality products and necessary steps when re-shingling a roof; the final layer of shingles disguises a job not well-done. With the experience, professionalism, and quality of work that makes SEC the roofers of choice, you can rest-assure that your roof system will be done properly and built to last.
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