Buying a new roof and getting your money’s worth is a big decision and investment and we are here to help you get a quality roof system at the best price.
Roof system components
All steep-slope roof systems (roofs with slopes of 25 percent or more) have five basic components:
- Roof covering: shingles, tile, slate or metal and underlayment that protect the sheathing from weather.
- Sheathing: boards or sheet material that are fastened to roof rafters to cover a house or building.
- Roof structure: rafters and trusses constructed to support the sheathing.
- Flashing: sheet metal or other material installed into a roof system’s various joints and valleys to prevent water seepage.
- Drainage: a roof system’s design features, such as shape, slope and layout that affect its ability to shed water.
Choosing a NEW roof
There are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof. Of course, cost and durability top the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important, too. The right roof system for your home is one that balances these five considerations. The following roofing products are the most commonly used for steep-slope structures: