What is the Integrity Roof System®?Published on Tuesday June 20, 2017
The benefits of a single manufacturing source
Whether you need a roof replacement immediately or you’re planning to make the investment down the road, you may not realize that there’s a lot more to consider than the cost and the color of shingles.
Many homeowners don’t seriously consider replacing their whole roof system until it’s too late. A word of advice: don’t delay making a needed roof replacement.
The Whole Roof System
It’s important to understand that your roof works as a whole system to give your home maximum protection from the elements. Homeowners often don’t realize that brand components are specially engineered and tested by the manufacturer to complement one another. This way, you get the most from your whole roof system.
“Installing components that are designed to work together in a complete roofing system helps ensure everything from compliance with local building codes, to conformance with performance expectations and contractor familiarity with installation requirements.” — The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer’s Association (ARMA)
By choosing to use a high-quality, whole roof system brand like the Integrity Roof System, you can be sure that you’re getting:
- Product quality and consistency from the manufacturer
- Product-specific installation standards that are tried and true
- Unparalleled product performance and warranty
A whole roof system is made up of many components including:
- Ice and Water Barriers
- Drip Edge
It all starts with the shingles – your roof’s first line of defense. Today’s high-quality shingles and starter shingles are designed for improved impact and tear-off resistance. On top of that, they can also boost your home’s curb appeal. Some options are even eco-friendly and can help you save more on energy costs.
Products like WinterGuard waterproof underlayment provides an extra layer of protection at vulnerable places like eaves and valleys. When installed as part of an Integrity Roof System, these products create effective ice and water barriers.
Durable and functional ridge and eave vents are designed to blend in with the look of your roof while providing the ventilation your roof needs. Roof ventilation helps your roofing system stay cool and last longer.
Additionally, accessory components like hip and ridge caps give your roof a seamless aesthetic while allowing products like ridge vents to work for you and your home.
If any one of these parts fails early, your roof could be in serious trouble. That’s why it’s important to choose quality products from a manufacturer that stands behind their roofing system.
Installation Standards of Excellence
A correct installation is just as critical when it comes to product performance. In fact, most shingle companies have clauses that void their product warranties if an installation is not done to their standards. Why?
The manufacturer has tested the product with varying installation methods to ensure that their published methods give you the most life from your shingles.
If you ignore the installation information, they can’t guarantee that their product will perform as well. Since labor comes at a premium and many companies don’t warranty their labor, you don’t want this to happen to you!
So how do you know that your installation won’t be botched?
Some manufacturing companies offer their own installation and product training programs to ensure that contractors know exactly what to do. Global building products company, CertainTeed, offers the Master Shingle Applicator training programs to quality contractors like Long Roofing who want to install the Integrity Roof System.
When you see that a company like Long Roofing has the coveted distinction of being a SELECT ShingleMaster™ Installer (given to only 1% of roofers in the nation!), you can rest assured that they’ve been trained by the manufacturer.
This ensures that you have a tried and true, product-specific installation that will see your roof through the warranty period.
Product Performance and Warranty
Product performance is at the center of your investment in a new roof. That’s why Long Roofing has chosen to offer the complementary, high-performance products in the Integrity Roof System.
We want the benefits of a high-quality, whole roof system and installation passed on to each and every homeowner we serve.
We’ve maximized our product knowledge through the Master Shingle Applicator training program. Additionally, Long Roofing offers homeowners the SureStart PLUS program, which is a 50-year, non-prorated, transferrable limited lifetime warranty. That’s right — we warranty your new roof, including labor, for 50 years!
Looking for a whole roof system with a lifetime warranty? Call us today so we can show you how the Integrity Roof System can help you get the most from your roof replacement.
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