Major Parts of Your Roofing System and Their Roles


Your roof has multiple components that work together to protect your home from the elements. The major parts of your roofingsystem include the shingles, underlayment and gutter system. For complete weather protection, each part needs to be of high-quality and must work well with all of the other parts. That’s why we recommend installing complete roofing systems like our GAF® Lifetime Roofing System. Learn more about each major part of your roofing system here:

  • Underlayment – The roofing underlayment is a heavy felt or felt-like material that forms a waterproof barrier. It serves as the last line of defense that protects your rooftop sheathing from damage. That’s why it’s important to choose and install the best underlayment possible when you replace your roof. Fortunately, we can install Deck-Armor™ premium breathable roof deck protection. This underlayment is exceptionally strong and helps reduce trapped moisture from inside your attic.
  • Shingles – Asphalt shingles are the exterior layer exposed to the elements. They’re also the most visible part of your roofing system. Your shingles need to be strong enough to withstand long-term exposure to sun , heavy rains, snow and strong winds. As an experienced roofingcompany, we make sure to install only the best asphalt shingles for our customers. Our GAF shingles, for instance, feature Advanced Protection® Technology that makes them better than regular shingles.
  • Gutters – Gutters are often overlooked, but they are actually one of the most important parts of your home’s water management system. Your gutters have the important job of catching rainwater flowing from your roof and redirecting the water to your downspouts. The downspouts then deposit this water a safe distance away from your home. We can make sure your gutters perform this job effectively with our gutter services.

Our guttersand roofing products are first-class, and they will help protect your home from just about any kind of weather. You can count on us to install high-quality roofing and gutter systems because of our 20 years of experience and excellent products from industry-leading manufacturers. We work with GAF, DECRA® and DaVinci. Summit Point Roofing serves many areas in Michigan, including Detroit and Grand Rapids. Give us a call to learn more about your roofing system. You can also ask for a free estimate.

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