Shingle Starter Trip

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Starter Strip Shingles are a significant but often ignored part of any roofing system. Without them, your roof will experience shingle loss, which is a waste of material as well as a financial burden as you would need to fix the problem before it worsens. So therefore, Universal Roofs is here to assist you in getting great value for your money, thanks to our team of dedicated professionals who prides in excellence to ensure a smooth service delivery in any of your roofing needs.

Starter Strip shingles (also known as starter strips) are a form of asphalt shingle that is designed to serve as the foundation for a roofing project. Starter strip shingles are installed first on the roof, along the eaves and gutters of your house. They’re made to shield the roof’s edge while also serving as a reference for the proper positioning of the rest of the shingles.

Starter strip shingles are often overlooked because many contractors choose to take shortcuts and use cut-up shingles as starters instead. Although this may seem to be a more convenient choice, these stripped shingles were not intended to be used in this manner. As a result, they may not have the proper adhesives in the proper locations to be reliable. This can result in a loss of wind resistance, as materials can be picked up by strong gusts and blown into gaps created by weak adhesion.

Pre-cut starter strips are a cost-effective option for securing your shingles in place and preventing them from being blown away by strong winds. Aside from that, they’re simple to mount and don’t need any roof cutting.

Starter Strip Shingles – One of Homeowners’ Choicest Asphalt Shingle Roof

Starter strips are an essential component of any asphalt shingle roofing system. They provide an aesthetic benefit by keeping roof edges neat and straight. Secondly, by covering shingle joints (and cut-outs in conventional three-tab shingles) at the eaves, they help the roof’s water-shedding work. Furthermore, by sealing the finished shingles to the roof at eaves and rakes, they significantly increase the roof’s wind resistance. If you select ready-to-use starters or manually cut starters from 3-tab shingles, our team of experts will make sure it’s mounted correctly along all roof edges.

Starter Strip Shingles aren’t only useful to roofers; they’re also beneficial to homeowners. When building a roofing system, homeowners can get the following advantages by demanding items from the top Asphalt Shingle manufacturers’ product lines:

Enhanced Warranty Coverage

When you install starter strip shingles on a customer’s roof, you’re allowing them to take advantage of the enhanced wind warranty coverage offered by most asphalt shingle manufacturers. Homeowners that have GAF Starter Strip Shingles installed, for example, are protected up to the Maximum Wind Speed specified in the applicable Limited Warranty. If the appropriate number of nails are used (depending on the shingle type) and starter strip shingles are used at the eaves and rakes.

Reduced Waste

Since starter strip shingles are pre-perforated, there is less scrap made, which means less clean-up is needed around the house. Less clean-up means a job can be done faster and the homeowner’s property is kept tidy.

Increased Curb Appeal

Starter strips (and rakes) at the eaves have a polished, straightedge look that can boost a home’s curb appeal. Plus, by combining a manufacturer’s starter strips with their line of asphalt shingles, you’re giving the homeowner a roof with a seamless complementary color.

See Why Property Owners Often Pick Us For Starter Strip Shingle Services

Our hands-on-desk professionally trained experts will handle any of your home roofing needs, ranging from roof installation to maintenance, using cutting-edge tools and techniques, and we’ll back it up with a warranty to give you the peace of mind you deserve. Thus, we use the Best Starter Strip Shingles because we know that Starter Strip shingles can be incredibly useful and important to the health of your roof, but only if they’re installed correctly. We only use the best materials at Universal Roofs. Take the guesswork out of the equation by working with a reputable roofing company!

Why We Use Eave/Rake Starter Strips

  • As an alternative to using cut-up shingles as a starter course, we provide a cost-effective solution.
  • Include a high-quality, correctly placed adhesive that will help prevent blow-off by securely locking your shingles in place.
  • Be simple to use and mount, with no roof cutting required.
  • A Cleaner look: Cut-up shingles can give the roofline an irregular appearance, while starter shingles provide a clean, sharp, uniform edge that gives the roof a more attractive and finished look.
  • Looks Better: No sticky black cement pouring onto your new white edge metal, and the roof edges are straighter.
  • Best Overall Performance: Dura Grip Adhesive, which is applied at the factory, helps to secure the roof edges at the eaves and rakes.
  • Peace of mind: GAF studies have shown that using starter strips at the eaves and rakes will help avoid blow-offs and possible leaks.
  • Exceptional Warranties: Warranty on Shingles and Accessories When you use starter strips with GAF shingles, you get more wind coverage.


  • When mounted on Lifetime Shingle roofs, they are often protected by a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Ready to Have Your Starter Strip Shingles?

We understand that an updated roof not only looks fantastic but also adds tremendous value to a house, which is why we’ve made it our job to provide you with the best. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing high-quality service by using cutting-edge installation equipment and techniques to give you the roof of your dreams.

Engage us today for a skilled touch of class from a fast-rising, quality-focused roofing company in Toronto and the surrounding areas. We’ll be glad to use Starter Strip Shingles to give your roof a nice look. Fill out our online form for more information on Starter Strip Shingles, or contact our professional roofing team at Universal Roofs for a free consultation on Starter Strip Shingles or any of your roofing needs.

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