That’s right I called it a system because there’s a lot more to your roof than just shingles. I know most homeowners believe they have received a new roof when they have removed the old shingles and installed new shingles because that’s what their roof company told them they got.
However, there are several different components of your roof and different functions of these components that’s why it’s called a system.
Let’s Take a Look at a Complete Roof System
Your complete roof system is made up of different components with different functions the system is put together in layers with each layer protecting your home in different ways and from different weather elements. I’ll refer to these functions as seal, defend and breathe.
Now let’s examine what I mean by Seal, Defend and Breathe:
There are also other necessary components of your complete roof system that must be replaced and/or installed when having your roof done. These components are drip edge, pipe flashing, chimney and wall flashing to mention a few. These components are very important because they contribute to you having a tight secure well-protected roof.
Now that I’ve described a complete roof system lets discuss a “Branded” roof system
A “Branded” roof system follows the same design as a complete roof system only a “Branded” roof system will use manufacture specific materials. GAF and Owens Corning (to mention two) are national manufactures and two of the leaders in the roofing materials industry. By using the manufacturer specific products such as; shingles, starter shingles, hip and ridge shingles, synthetic underlayment, ridge vent and self-adhering membranes you will have a complete “Branded” roof system.
You may ask, what makes the “Branded” complete roof system better? The manufacturer has designed and developed these products to work together for the highest level of protection for your home. Whereas discounted similar materials gathered from different manufacturers aren’t designed and developed to work with each other so they won’t deliver the protection to your home as a “Branded” complete roof system will.