Knowing what each component part is isn’t the end of the story; you need to know how to properly address the replacement of each piece.
We understand you’re not a roofing expert. However, it doesn’t take much to explain each aspect of a roof replacement and enable you to choose the best products for your application.
Here are some of the items you must consider when replacing your roof:
- ROOF DECKING – usually made of plywood but must be of adequate thickness according to local building codes. These code requirements often change from the time your existing roof was installed.
- UNDERLAYMENT – The layer that is fastened to your roof deck before the shingles. Two common types are felt paper and synthetic underlayment.
- ICE SHIELD – An extremely important and critical item. The ice shield should run 6’ up your roof deck from the gutterline and at all valleys.
- STARTER – Laid first at each of the roof’s edge to prevent wind and water instrusion.
- SHINGLES – Trying to match look and budget are key.
- FLASHING – Metal seals that are installed at various junctions on your roof to prevent water infiltration.
- VENTILATION – If not properly analyzed and addressed, can shorten the life of your roof.
- SHINGLE/RIDGE CAP – Must match shingle grade to maintain warranty.
Give us a call and we’ll be happy to cover of these system components in detail.