Your roofing system is your home’s main defense against the elements. But beyond protecting your home, it also plays a role in ventilating and regulating indoor temperature and comfort levels. The roof isn’t just one structure though—it’s made up of many parts that all play a vital role in its performance. Read on as Wilson Roofing discusses the different components that make up your roof:
Shingles and Tiles
The shingles or tiles make up the outermost part of the roof, and bear the brunt of whatever the weather throws at your roof, whether relentless sunshine, hailstorms, and everything in between. This is also the part of the roof that you can “see,” and as such it plays a large part in your home’s appearance. Asphalt shingles remain the most popular residential roofing option since they are affordable, attractive, and highly durable.
The underlayment is the roof’s secondary waterproofing layer, and is where the shingles are positioned. It’s usually a black paper that rests on top of the plywood sheeting to protect it from water intrusion and other hazardous elements. Our roofing contractor suggests installing an additional waterproofing membrane or vapor barrier alongside the underlayment. Doing this gives the underlayment triple resistance and helps ensure a long-lasting roof.
These are the thin metal strips on the outer part of your roof. Though they look like mere aesthetic pieces, they actually protect the most vulnerable parts of your home from water intrusion, such as the roof’s valleys and hips. If your roof lacks flashings, we highly recommend having us install them now to avoid water damage in your home.
As the leading roofing company in the region, Wilson Roofing can ensure a durable and beautiful roof that will last for decades. We can conduct roof repair or new roof installation with quality products to ensure maximum protection for your home all year round. Give us a call at (855) 501-2220 for more information. We offer professional roofing services throughout Austin, TX.