There are multiple combinations of materials and components that make up a complete roofing system and we are going to break it down for you to easily understand. When it comes to a new roof, pretty much all of your roofing system is replaced.
The first component of a roofing system is the roof decking. These are the wooden boards that make up the framing of your roof.
Roof flashing is another layer of your roofing system. Roof flashing is the metal that your shingles or final roof layer, butts up against; such as walls, vents, chimney’s, sky lights or open valleys. Ice and water shields are typically added to the roof valleys, as they play a crucial component in directing water down the roof.
Another layer of a complete roofing system consists of the underlayment. This layer consists of a felt material placed over the decking to provide additional protection. This is used to help add another layer of protection on your decking.
A drip edge is installed at the edge of the roof to help control the flow of water away from the fascia and other roofing components.
The next layer of the roof, and the most visible, is the shingle layer of your complete roof.
Ridge capping is installed as one of the finishing touches of your roofing system. This is the trim installed at the peak of the roof, where the two slopes meet.
Roof vents and pipe boots (covering of pipes so water doesn’t run down them), are the finishing touches to a complete roofing system.
That is what is typically included in a complete roof.
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