When residential and commercial roofing contractors put on your brand-new roofing system, an essential part they install where the top edges of two panels meet is called the ridge. Unlike the sides of your roof, this area is a bit more difficult to cover with regular shingles. Because of this, contractors often use a specially-shaped shingle called a ridge cap. Ridge caps function similarly to flashing, except they’re made from the same asphalt material as regular shingles.
Ridge caps are an important part of any roofing installation. In some builds, this area also has space for vents to allow for better air circulation inside the attic and roofing structure. When ridge caps fail, your roof stands a greater chance of developing leaks due to water penetration. For best results, our experts at Arrowhead Roofing use only high-quality ridge caps from GAF.
Here are the benefits you can expect from GAF Z® Ridge Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles:
Residential and commercial roofers prefer the distinctive look the GAF Z Ridge system offers. The shingles overlap with a unique Z-fold design that meshes well with both shakes and shingles. Because you’re using a ridge cap system that’s part of the GAF family of products, you’re also guaranteed to be able to match the colors of the rest of the roofing panels, making for a seamless, consistent overall appearance.
The hips and ridges of any roofing system are most vulnerable to water penetration problems. Z Ridge and Hip Caps interlock fully with each other, keeping rainwater and other potential problems at bay. These specialized shingles also provide support to high-stress areas of your roof.
GAF Quality Guaranteed
Z Ridge Caps are part of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System. When installed by certified residential and commercial roofing contractors, you’ll also enjoy comprehensive warranties for your brand-new roof replacement.
At Arrowhead Roofing, we’re your leading provider of GAF roofing products and all related accessories and systems. Give us a call at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.