Explaining the Components of a Complete Residential Roofing System

Diagram: Residential Roofing System Components

A roofing system is a highly advanced system of components that work together and do much more than just keep the water out. A properly designed roofing system keeps your attic cool and dry and it makes your home a more comfortable place to be.

So what are the components of a well-designed roofing system? It starts with a high performance leak barrier to protect the most vulnerable areas of your roof like at the eaves in valleys around chimneys and plumbing vents. These areas are notorious for leaks and today's leak barriers are made from a rubberized compound that creates a waterproof protective barrier.

Next you have the roof deck protection this helps prevent wind turbine, rain, that could get under your shingles from then getting inside your home. Traditionally, roof felt has been used for roof deck protection but today there are high performance products that will provide long-term protection after inexpensive felts can become brittle and disintegrate.

After that is the metal drip edge. This is a component that helps keep water away from the roof edges and provides a clean finish look to your new roof.

Next is the installation of specially-designed starter strips at the eaves of your roof. Starter strips have a factory applied adhesive that will tightly lock the first row of your singles in place and help prevent blow off.

Once we begin to install the shingles at the top of your roof, we may recommend installing a ridge vent which along with corresponding soffit vents in your eaves or intake that allows hot, moist, damaging air to escape from your attic.

We will want to make sure that your new roof has all the installed components of a durable roofing system that doesn't cut any corners or costs, because that can mean trouble for you down the road.

When it's all done, you'll have a beautiful new roof that not only looks great but also keeps the weather out, increases the comfort of your home, and will last for many years. Don't Hesistate to Call (210) 663-0464 or Message us Anytime Message Us.


Posted: | Updated: Jul 12, 2018 | Categories: .