Are you in need of a new roof? Perhaps your current roof is old or leaking from excessive weather damage and it’s time to replace it. Or you may be building a home and looking at the components that go into creating and installing a solid roofing structure for your house.
There are a lot of components and layers to building a solid roof on a home. Let’s take a look at what is involved with installing a new roof on a house.
Roofing Components Needed to Install a New Roof
The First Roofing Layer
Homes are most often built with rafters or wooden trusses to form the shape of your roof and create the preliminary stability of your roof. Often plywood boards form the base of your roof deck, which supports the roof covering system that goes on top of this support.
The Roofing Underlayment
The main roofing system will be installed on top of these wooden supports. The next layer on the roofing system consists of a tough fabric underlayment. This underlayment will provide excellent protection from the elements and creates a strong barrier to protect the roof decking, wooden trusses, and rafters as well as the remainder of the house.
Your Roofing Shingles
From here, your roofing shingles will be secured. Most often, they’ll be an asphalt shingle type of roofing material. A very popular shingle, the asphalt shingle has great longevity, and the ability to withstand harsh weather elements with minimal or no damage over the years. They are also quite economical, typically require minimal maintenance or repairs, and come in a variety of colors to complement all homes and neighborhoods. If asphalt shingles are not the best shingle type for your home’s architectural style, please know that there are other options including metal.
Roofing adhesion is now partially built in to provide superior coverage and outstanding adhesion for your roofing and its shingles. For example, we regularly use GAF’s Dura Grip™ sealant which bonds with the nailing area of your shingles for increased durability and strength. This type of adhesive process ensures consistency with installation along with excellent wind uplift performance.
Roof flashing is a thin seam material, usually galvanized steel, that professional roofers use to direct water away from areas of a roof. Wherever there are joints where a roof meets another section of a roof, vent, chimney, skylight, or window dormer, the flashing should be installed.
Preventing condensation in a roofing and attic space is essential. Roofing components that aid in air circulation to combat damage from moisture under your roof are roofing vents. There are a variety of options and installation layouts. Installing the proper amount of vents will depend on the size, location, and direction of your roof. Types of roofing vents that can be installed for adequate air circulation include ridge vents, turbine vents, and low profile vents. These different styles can vary when considering the style of the home.
Permits and HOA Approvals
Don’t forget any permits that might need or approvals from HOAs if your cities or communities require them. HOAs might also require certain styles and colors to match the neighborhood, so think about that before installing your new roof.
Great Austin Roofers
You can see there are a lot of components that come into play when you are planning out your new roof installation. Quality and workmanship shouldn’t be forgotten. Exceptional roofing installers are knowledgeable with different types of materials, roof styles, and how to handle tricky eaves and valleys in a roof. Make sure to choose a team that has the experience and brings excellence to their work when you are deciding on your new roof contractor.
Professional and Experienced Austin Area Roofing Team
We strive to bring you the best in roofing for the Austin, Texas area. We deliver decades of roofing experience, training, and knowledge in this area’s needs. We are a prominent roofing company in this area for both roof repair and roof replacements projects. We will not ask for a deposit on labor or materials as a dependable way to stand out from the competition while bringing you the best product and service in Austin.
Please check out the services we offer. When we inspect, install, and repair roofs, we want to provide you with the best options. We are Master Elite Contractors and a member of our local area Better Business Bureau, so you know we take pride in our work and our community. Contact us by phone or email to schedule your FREE roofing inspection and quote today.