Understanding how the different parts of your residential roof work empowers you to take better care of your roofing system. Read on as Wilson Roofing explains how the various components of your roof work together to protect your home from the elements:
The support structure is composed of metal or timber and is responsible for holding your roof together. The durability of your support structure enables your roof to withstand extreme temperatures and harsh storms.
A properly insulated roofing system helps prevent energy from escaping from your home, which reduces the burden on your heating and cooling units. The best place for insulation is on your roof’s underside, between the support structures. If your roof’s insulation is badly damaged, your best bet is probably to invest in a roof replacement. At Wilson Roofing, our expert team can assess the damage and advise you on the best course of action.
The roof deck, also called the sheathing, is the core surface of your roof. Usually consisting of plywood, concrete, metal, or OSB sheets, it covers the rafters and serves as the base for your shingles.
These help prevent your shingles from blowing off during bad weather. Aesthetically, they fill in the spaces between other shingles to make your roof look crisp and orderly.
The underlayment is applied as extra sealing below the main shingles, providing a smooth and even surface for application. It also serves as a second layer of protection for your roofing system. It’s important to note that different roofing materials require different underlayment materials.
Your shingles are the outer layer of your roof and the part of your roof that you actually see from the ground. They serve as your home’s first line of defense against the harsh effects of weather. If you notice any loose or missing shingles, turn to Wilson Roofing for emergency roof repair. Your shingles can make or break your home’s curb appeal, so it’s important to choose a style that complements your home’s architecture.
Lastly, the finishing shingles help protect your roof’s seams and edges. The ridge cap that seals your roof’s ridges is an example of this.
Wilson Roofing can install high-quality ridge caps that matches your shingles, providing a uniform look.Wilson Roofing can help you understand your roof better. We can also repair and replace it, giving you unfailing protection. In case of a storm, we can guide you in filing for a storm and hail damage insurance to ensure that your home receives the care it deserves. Call us at (855) 501-2220 to learn more about your roof or request a free estimate. We serve Austin, TX, and nearby communities.