What Is Under Your Roof System

by | Dec 14, 2022 | roofing

roofJust as you were walking on the pathway looking at a house, what do you see? You may observe the house siding, the home windows, the main door, and what is up above, you find the roof covering. What is the roof made of– asphalt shingles, metallic or rubber tiles? What you see is not exactly what you get because there is more to roof covering than meets the eye.

What‘s Under Your Roofing System

The Roof Deck

When speaking about a roofing system, let’s start the in the area of your roofing which is made from wood. Your wood roof deck is similar to the vehicle’s metal body. It is set up on top of the standard home frame to provide an area on which to set up shingles. Without a roofing deck installed on your home, there would be no place to install your shingles. And obviously, without the shingles, your roofing system deck would rot give away due to direct exposure to the sun, rain, snow, ice and etc., not a comfortable house at all!

Keep in mind, if your roofing deck is decomposing or damaged in any method, individuals strolling on your roofing system might possibly split or break through the wood, triggering additional damage to the roofing system, such as to the shingles … and to the individual who strolled on it! Many roofing system decks can stand up to a little bit of direct exposure to water or ice prior to it requiring to be changed.

Metal: Drip Edge and Rake Edge

Leak edge and rake edge is the very first part of the roof system to be set up. It is a long and narrow piece of metal that is set up along each end of your roof deck, ie: along the eaves trough and along the gable ends. Some state-local building regulations need the setup of drip edge and rake edge while other building regulations do not. Talk to your local city building offices to learn.

Leak and rake edge is readily available in a range of colors and sizes and can be customized for the requirements of your roofing system. Setting up a proper drip edge frequently conserves hundreds and, in some cases, even countless dollars when your roofing system requires change.

If your roof system does not presently have drip or rake edge set up, do not panic, you’ll make it through all right. Simply understand that when your roofing system requires to be changed, the roofing contractor might require you to change a few of your wood roof decks.

Metal: Chimneys and Skylights

Probably the most vital part of every total roofing system. The metal set up in the valleys, chimneys, and skylights take the impact of water circulation on every roofing system in Myrtle Beach. Improperly set up, a brand-new roofing system can make a waterfall out of your living room.

Every chimney and skylight requires what is described as “a back pan”, which includes sheet metal folded at around a 90-degree angle and tucks under the shingles and up under the siding, stucco or counter flashing on the chimney or skylight. Every back pan requires a little 2″ area of metal sticking out 1″ or more from either side of the chimney or skylight to divert water far from the corners. Water needs to strike the metal back pan and be directed away on either side where it can continue its encounter to the eaves trough.

Roofing System Deck Protection

Roofing Deck Protection is extremely comparable to a leak barrier. The distinction is that Roof Deck Protection is set up on the whole roof deck location rather of just on “unique locations” as we point out in the leak barrier area.

A word of care; most roof businesses utilize felt paper as Roof Deck Protection. Utilizing felt paper is a basic and appropriate practice, some problems can occur if the felt paper ends up being damp throughout or after the setup. Ever observe how paper tends to curl when it dries after it was damp? In a comparable method, felt paper can curl if water or excess wetness touches it. For this factor, and due to the fact that the expense is rather little, we advise setting up a greater quality roof deck protection. Hire a roofing contractor to help you with your roof issues.

It is important to take care of your roof – always consult a professional roofer like MB Roofing Pros.

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