Roofing rule number 1 is to have your roof inspected regularly, a curled piece of flashing can result in serious, and costly, water damage. Brittle shingles can allow leaks. Missing shingles are a sure sign of trouble. You owe it to yourself, and your property, to protect the large investment you have in your real estate.
Roofs vary in there covering materials and design; most roofs consist of wood framing, wood sheathing, roofing felt, flashing, and the surface roofing material.
Roof framing: can be simple or complex, depending on the style and decorative elements. It provides the skeleton for the covering materials. Roofs are sheathed with plywood or oriented-strand board (OSB) panels or, for wood shingles, spaced boards.
Roofing felt, a heavy black paper saturated with asphalt, lies between the sheathing and the finishing material. It keeps out any water that might seep through the finishing material, yet allows moisture from inside the house to escape. Flashing keeps out water wherever finishing material connects with chimneys, dormers, or other roof planes.
Finishing materials may be as simple and utilitarian as asphalt shingles or as functional and decorative as wood shingles or tile.
Proper insulation and ventilation beneath a roof is key to keeping a home comfortable and in protecting the roof’s structure from moisture damage.
At Central Texas Remodeling we use quality products with warranties ranging from 20-40 years.