A Look Into the Anatomy of a Roofing System
Every part of your roof is important. Understanding what the different parts of your roof are and the role each plays can help you take better care of your roof. Here’s a look into the anatomy of a roof, from Sprague Construction Roofing LLC, the experts in residential roofing.
These are metal sheets fashioned and installed around protruding roof parts like chimneys, vents and skylights to keep water from seeping through. When damaged or left unmaintained, flashings can come loose and allow water to seep directly into your home. That’s why it’s important to replace broken flashings immediately.
The roofing felt helps keep your roof waterproof. It effectively repels water because of its protective bitumen coating. This is necessary for residential roofing systems because it helps the roof bear heavy rainfall.
This is a water-resistant barrier directly installed on the roof deck. It is applied under all roofing materials as added protection. The roof underlayment ensures durability. It also protects the roof against wind-driven rains and the formation of ice dams.
To balance the warm and cool air in your home, every roof must have ventilation. This is one of the most important parts of a roof. With proper ventilation, warm air naturally rises out of the attic and can bake your shingles from beneath. A well-ventilated roof functions well, and it helps prevent roof cracking.
Commercial roofing requires more ventilation than residential roofs. This is because it normally does not have ridge vents directly connected to an attic; instead, it is properly ventilated through a duct system and central fans.
Entrust your roof restoration to the experts at Sprague Construction Roofing LLC. We know how to make your roof better than ever. Contact us at (406) 200-9080 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate today. We gladly serve residents of Cody, WY, and Billings, MT.