What's under the shingles:
your second layer of defense

Here's an excellent exploded view of the roofing layers that
Protect Your Home, Family, and Cherished Memories.

Image provided by Owens Corning; a preferred vendor of Roofing Products.


Ice and Water Barrier. This layer should be installed along valleys and any potential pooling areas to protect from wind driven rain and permeation from standing water due to damming (debris build up retaining water on the roof).

*This coating is considered an upgrade for shingle roof system in the Central Florida area. Additional costs are involved and should be considered up front. However this option provides exceptional protection of the plywood roof deck from the extreme Central Florida elements!

Synthetic Underlayment: This is the standard water resistant layer used in roofing in Central Florida. There is no additional cost for the installation of this product.

**As of Jan 1,2020 Florida Building Code 901.01.01 requires ALL Roofing Systems using synthetic underlayment Must be installed with two layers with an overlap of 19".


Starter Shingles: These shingles are installed around the Eaves and Lowest Portions of the roof slope. These specialty shingles act to deter water from running back under the shingles at the edges.

Hip & Ridge Shingles: These shingles are specifically designed to cover the hips and ridges of the roof line while working in conjunction with all types of venting systems.

Laminate Shingles: These are the main shingles on your roof. When installed correctly they form a sealed protective membrane on your roof in order to battle the elements of Central Florida.


Intake Vents: Located under the eaves of your home, these vents allow air to be sucked into the attic space for proper airflow.

Exhaust Vents: Located at the peaks and highest points of the roof, these vents allow hot air to escape in turn sucking air into the intake vents.

*Optional: Attic fans (Solar version available) for increased airflow and cooler attic temperatures.


Added insulation in the attic results in lower A/C costs due to less heat transference into the home.