A well-built roof is more than just the visible shingles you see from the road. It is a complex system comprised of various materials and components working together to provide protection for your home.
Roof decking refers to the underlying wooden structure that forms the foundation of your roof. It serves as the base for the installation of shingles and other roofing materials. During a roof replacement, the decking may need to be assessed and potentially replaced if it shows signs of rot or damage. A professional roofing contractor will ensure that any compromised decking is addressed before proceeding with the installation of new roofing components.
Roof flashing consists of metal strips or sheets placed in areas where your shingles intersect with walls, chimneys, or other protrusions. Its purpose is to create a watertight barrier and prevent moisture from seeping into vulnerable areas. While flashing may not always require replacement during a roof installation, damaged or deteriorated flashing should be addressed to maintain the integrity of your roof system.
Underlayment, often referred to as roofing felt, is a protective layer installed over the decking before the shingles are applied. It provides an additional barrier against water infiltration and helps to improve the overall weather resistance of the roof. When replacing your roof, it is crucial to install new underlayment to ensure optimal protection for your decking and other roofing components.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.