Shingles for the roof are boomed to the rooftop.
In addition to the Zip Roof System, we used ice and water shield as an extra weather barrier (see the roof is now black instead of red). We chose CertainTeed’s new Solaris Solar Reflective Shingles for the main parts of the roof. Solaris shingles have imbedded granules that reflect solar energy and radiate heat, purporting to reduce the roof temperature by as much as 20 percent in the summer. Solaris shingles are Energy Star qualified. In addition, these shingles may qualify for up to a $1,500 tax credit under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. For more information, check out www.certainteed.com
Lucky for us, our new Solaris shingles are in place for our first real snow.
Here are the shingles on a dry day. Don’t they look great?
We bought all of our shingles from J&L Building Materials, Inc. J&L is located at 59 Lukens Drive in New Castle. John Rash and his sales staff have been helpful in making selections for products and materials throughout our building process. You can reach J&L at 504-0350.