What are the components that go into roof?
A roof is an essential part of any home, providing protection from the elements and enhancing curb appeal. To ensure your roof lasts for many years, it is important to understand the components that make up a roof.
The base of the roof is the roof decking, which is made of wood planks or plywood sheets nailed together. The roof decking provides a secure base for shingles and other components to be attached. Above the roof decking is a layer of ice and water barrier, which helps protect the roof against water damage.
On top of the ice and water barrier, a synthetic underlayment is installed. Synthetic underlayment is a type of material that is waterproof and provides additional protection against water damage.
Flashings are metal components that are used to cover areas where the roof intersects with walls, pipes, and chimneys. Common types of flashings include drip edge, pipe boots, step-flashing, and chimney flashing.
Once the base of the roof is installed, starter shingles are applied. The starter shingles help provide a secure base for the main roof shingles. Common types of roof shingles are asphalt shingles and hip/ridge caps.
Finally, roof ventilation is installed to help keep attic temperatures cool and reduce energy costs. The roof ventilation consists of intake vents and exhaust vents. The intake vents allow fresh air to enter and the exhaust vents allow hot air to escape.
By understanding the components that make up a roof, you can ensure your roof is properly installed and will last for many years to come.