As a responsible homeowner, you need to keep your roofing system in great shape. By doing this, your roof will better protect you and your family from bad weather and it will last longer. Caring for your roofing system, however, requires an understanding of roofing’s basic concepts, specifically its anatomy.
Pertex Roofing and Construction, one of the top local hail damage specialists, explains what you need to know about roofing components.
Flashings – Flashings are the metal pieces that divert water away from the most vulnerable areas of your roof such as the hips and valleys. They come in a variety of materials, including: copper, galvanized flashing, galvanized alloy, lead-coated copper and steel.
Trim – Roof trims are there to offer protection for seams. You can see them in the highest points of the roof known as the hips and ridges. Damage to your roof trim can allow water to enter your roofing system and damage the underlying structure.
Underlayment – The underlayment is the component that seals your roof from snow and rain. It is the black paper that roofers lay over the plywood sheeting. Typically, manufacturers use a membrane to add a waterproofing and vapor barrier. As an emergency roof repair expert, we recommend scheduling regular roof inspections to keep your underlayment in good condition.
Shingles or Tiles – As the outermost part of the roof, the shingles or tiles bear the full brunt of the weather’s abuse. The most common material used for them are concrete, wood, and metal. While shingles and tiles are common, your roofing company can install other types as well. The shingles or tiles are also the most visible part of your roofing system and can enhance the home’s curb appeal.
From hail damage roof repair to residential and commercial roof installation, Pertex Roofing and Construction is the roofing company you can always depend on. We have decades of combined experience in providing exceptional roofing services. We serve Plano, TX and surrounding areas. Call us now at (214) 473-5888 to learn more about your roof and to get a free estimate.