Many people think that all roofs are built the same and out of just one main material being the shingles or roofing tiles. There are some major components to any roofing system and it can be important to familiarize yourself with these components especially when you are getting some quotes for local roofing installation!
Flashing is the metal strips that reinforce your roofing system and prevent moisture from falling under the roofing system.
The decking is the base layer of the roofing system which consists of either compensator plywood sheeting. It gets nailed directly into the rafters of the roots. The decking needs to be an appropriate thickness because it works as a structural barrier that protects your home against falling limbs, hail and more.
Underlayment is the layer of roofing material that’s installed on top of the decking and it works to keep the entire decking system drive. Underlayment is often produced using a specialty membrane to prevent wood rot and moisture from making their way in. Underlayment is usually made out of wax or tar paper and it works as the initial form of waterproofing for your home.
Shingles are often the main component of their roots and it’s often what people think of when a roofing installation takes place. Shingles need to be installed so that they overlap each other and so that debris and rain can roll off the roof without penetrating any of the underlying components.
Proper ventilation is important for managing cooling systems on a roof and making sure that a roofing system does not degrade faster without access to proper cooling.
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This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Clearwater roofing company. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.