Each roofing system has complex components that boost its performance and defense against harsh weather. Some of them are hidden underneath your roof shingles and some are more exposed, like your gutters. But nonetheless, all of them have a part to play in maintaining the roof’s structural integrity. Here are some of the basic parts of a roofing system.
This component protects the sheathing or roof deck from harmful water damage, moisture and debris. The underlayment is usually made from felt paper and synthetic materials.
Roof gutters serve an important purpose in keeping the roof dry after rain storms. They direct the water away from the shingles and drain them directly to the ground. However, since they’re an exposed part of a roofing system, they’re prone to collecting damage after a while.
Proper gutter installation with quality materials can help you prevent frequent gutter failures in the future.
This ice proof membrane protects the underlayment from wind-driven rain and other extreme weather conditions.
Ventilation is important in every roofing system because it helps regulate the thermal levels circulating inside your home. Without it, you’ll face a number of problems like ice dam formation, skyrocketing energy bills and even shingle deterioration.
Some roofs have protruding parts like the chimneys and vent pipes, and the only reason why water doesn’t seep through its edges is because of the flashing. The flashing is a sheet metal tucked into the roof covering, chimney, joints and other intersecting parts.
We offer a wide range of home improvement services like gutter protection and roof maintenance. You can trust in Improve of Atlanta to handle any roofing projects you have in mind. Call us at (770) 225-4477 to learn more about our products and services. You can also fill out our contact form to get a free project estimate. We proudly serve homeowners in Alpharetta, Roswell and Dunwoody, GA.