Roofing is the most important and critical aspect of a building’s construction. There are a lot of things to know about your choice of roof like the materials to use, the shape, design, repair etc. There are different components of roofing such as roofing shingles, underlayment, accessories, and attic ventilation. These components and materials help your roof to last long, and are durable.
Roofing shingles are manufactured in various colors and styles. They are used mainly for residential roofing purposes and are the most common type used. You need to know the type of roof shingles that’d be compatible with your building and the region in which it is established. There are three major types of roof shingles and they are; dimensional roofing shingles, strip shingles, and premium roofing shingles. Dimensional roofing shingles are heavy and manufactured as either dual-layered or multilayered. You can decide which type you’d like to use. Strip shingles are manufactured to mimic slate. They are the most common type of roofing shingles in the market. Premium roofing shingles are aesthetically appealing and laminated for better design functions.
Underlayment is the layer of material placed between your shingles or tile and roof sheathing. It performs a vital function as a residential roofing product. It serves as the water resistant layer for the roof and roof shingles and keeps them from getting destroyed. Underlayment is used on residential roof decks to prevent leaks and help your roof to last longer. If you stay is a snowy or windy region, your building needs an underlayment to withstand the harsh weather condition. An underlayment prevents moisture, mold and mildew from damaging your home and roofing materials. There are three types of underlayment and they are synthetic underlayment, asphalt-saturated felt and rubberized asphalt underlayment. Synthetic underlayment is the most used due to the addition of fiberglass that reinforces its resistance to tear.
Residential Roof Repair
When repairing tour residential roof, you need to be aware to be aware of the pros and cons of certain repair decisions. While it is allowed to put a new shingle layer over an existing one, it is also not the best option. You might be worried about the cost of total replacement but there is still a way to go about it. If your roof is not totally damaged, there is no need to replace the entire roof. You can cut out the damaged section and replace it with a new material. If you are experiencing leaks in your roof, you can just replace the area that is leaking. Ensure that the entire roof, beneath the roof and overlay of the building structure is inspected for damages and infestations.
There are different types of metal roofing materials such as copper roofing, aluminum roof, galvalume steel roof, galvanized steel roofing, and tin roof. It is an affordable option that has a lot of benefits such as its energy efficiency, water and fire resistance and durability. It is the most purchased roofing material in the market because of the benefits it provides and its thinness.