Asphalt Shingles

Residential Roofing

In Northeast Ohio, the residential roofing landscape is predominantly characterized by asphalt shingle roofing. Despite the presence of various roofing types, asphalt shingles remain the preferred choice for their durability, aesthetic appeal, and cost-effectiveness.

Beginning with felt paper, secured with "cap-nails" to the structural roof deck made of plywood or 1x8 wood planks (common in older houses), Cleveland Ohio Roofing ensures a robust foundation. At the critical lower 3' of the roof deck, we employ Ice and Water Shield, a self-adhering rubberized asphalt roll roofing material. This strategically placed layer provides extra protection against leaks, particularly in areas prone to winter leaks caused by melting snow. Preventing ice dams, a common issue in colder months, this shield acts as a barrier against water seepage beneath shingles and into your home.

To complete the roofing system, we install drip edge, crafted from galvanized steel or aluminum, along the entire perimeter of the roof deck edges. This crucial element not only enhances structural integrity but also secures sheet metal coil fascia and gutter board covers, ensuring a durable and long-lasting roofing solution. Choose Cleveland Ohio Roofing for comprehensive and reliable residential roofing services tailored to the unique needs of Northeast Ohio homes.


Bob Kramer, Bodnar Printing

Your crew did a great job. They were very professional and neat.

Orthopaedic Associates, Westlake OH

We are very happy and pleased with the performance of your company

Jean, Homeowner, Avon Lake Ohio

Worked with Cleveland Ohio Roofing and experience was great. Work was explained very well and verified by pictures.


Mike, Brunswick, Ohio

Rob approached my relatively small repair job as if it were a large tear-off and replacement. In other words, he took my needs seriously and treated the work as importantly as a did. He conducted a thorough assessment, provided options, and discussed the pros and cons of each. The work was completed on time and clean-up was impeccable (haven't found one nail or shingle in the weeks since work). More importantly, Rob made extra trips to my home and worked an extra Saturday to make sure the final job was exactly to our liking. I was pleasantly surprised by Rob's extra effort to take care of us and ensuring we got exactly what we wanted. I recommend Rob and Cleveland Ohio Roofing highly.

John Nachar, Manager of Arhaus Furniture

In the high-end furniture business, roof leaks are unacceptable. Cleveland Ohio Roofing is the first call I make for our roofing needs. They are reliable, prompt and provide great service.

Angelo Russo, President of Title Plus Services

Really did a great job on everything. Very professional and will absolutely use them again.

John Maley, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Elyria, Ohio

Cleveland Ohio Roofing responded very timely to my work request. Their job estimate and final work order coincided completely and the job was done on time. The tenant was very complimentary of their high degree of professionalism. I would highly recommend Cleveland Ohio Roofing and its team.

Jim Rosati, Honey Hut Ice Cream, Brunswick, Ohio

Dear Bob, Thank you and your crew for doing a fantastic job on the repairs and custom modification to our building. Since our original GC and their subcontractor left us with less-than-satisfactory results, I took it upon myself as the building owner to find a roofing contractor who cared about fit and finish and took pride in craftsmanship. Robert Krane and his crew at Cleveland Ohio Roofing worked for over a week patching, fabricating, and fixing whatever they could, and ended up with excellent results. I truly feel the repairs and corrective actions they took will assure me the proper life expectancy of a metal roof.

Claudia Motiu

When I found Cleveland Ohio Roofing and saw how they approached their work, it took a huge weight off my shoulders. I know that my roof was done properly. I don't have to worry about it for 20 years and I highly recommend them.

Karen Fekete, North Ridgeville, Ohio

Cleveland Ohio Roofing is a great roofing company. They were on time, finished the repairs quickly, cleaned up the debris, and the quality is exceptional. The price was very reasonable. I highly recommend Cleveland Ohio Roofing

Linda Cerney, Elyria, Ohio

They were prompt, courteous and the cleaned up after themselves everyday. We are very happy with the work that was done and we are leak free!!!

Understanding Roofing Components

The Foundation

The construction of a durable roof begins with more than just shingles. Underlying the visible shingles is a layer of felt paper, which is secured to the structural roof deck—comprising either plywood or 1x8 wood planks in older homes—using cap-nails. These specialized nails feature a plastic washer or flange for enhanced holding power.

Ice Guard

At the critical zones along the roof's eaves and valleys, Cleveland Ohio Roofing employs the use of Ice Guard or "Ice and Water Shield." This self-adhering rubberized asphalt material plays a crucial role in leak prevention, particularly during the harsh winter months. It acts as a barrier against water intrusion caused by ice dams, which form when melting snow refreezes at the eaves, potentially pushing water back under the shingles and into the home. For roofs with steep inclines and significant overhangs, the application of two rows of Ice Guard provides an extra layer of defense.

Drip Edge

Completing the roofing system is the installation of drip edge along the entire perimeter of the roof deck edges. Made from galvanized steel or aluminum, the drip edge is not only essential for directing water away from the fascia but also secures the sheet metal coil fascia and gutter board covers in place. This component ensures that water is efficiently channeled into the gutters, mitigating the risk of water damage to the roof structure and interior of the home.

The integrity of residential roofing in Northeast Ohio relies on a comprehensive system of materials and components, extending well beyond the asphalt shingles that meet the eye. From the foundational felt paper to the protective Ice Guard and functional drip edge, each element plays a vital role in ensuring a roof's longevity and effectiveness against the elements. Understanding these components allows homeowners to appreciate the complexity and importance of a well-constructed roofing system.

Cleveland Ohio Roofing uses professional grade equipment to repair and replace your residential roof.

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