Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors Services: Roofing
A popular base layer used in roofing is a product called Winterguard. This underlayment is installed on the roof before the shingles are installed to provide extra protection against the elements. Winterguard works best when it's installed near trouble areas on the roof where water is likely to seep in. Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors is a certified roofing contracting company that carries this product.
Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors works especially on roofs that are susceptible to ice and snow damage. Ice dams are a common issue for home and business owners in the area. These natural dams form if there is improper ventilation, insulation or sealing inside the attic. Many homeowners are advised to upgrade their insulation or install proper ventilation before a product like Winterguard is used. Once the attic has the proper levels of insulation and ventilation, this sealing product will create a barrier that prevents any water from getting inside the home.
Winterguard is made from asphalt polymers that are rolled up into a sheet. The asphalt is used in order to keep the material waterproof, and the polymers are used to keep the product stretchable and sticky. After the wooden base layer goes on the roof, the Winterguard sheet is installed. Once the sheet is laid down on the roof, a staple or nail will go through two roofing shingles and eventually into the wooden base. The staple or nail will form a bond around the sheet of Winterguard and seal everything together. Following manufacturer recommendations, Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors contractors will put this sticky sheet at least 24 inches away from the inside of the attic. If regular underlayment is used in this process, it might not form a tight bond around the nail like Winterguard does.
Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors is committed to pleasing customers. When installing or replacing roofing materials, the company's workers pick up everything after the job is completed. They make customers' timing a priority in order to arrive before seasonal conditions make repair difficult. On an average Winterguard job, Avalanche Roofing & Exteriors workers can repair an existing roof within just five hours to get homeowners ready for a storm.