We keep iterating to people always to seek the service of professionals for their roofing installations. We are professional roofers and with many years of experience, we have numerous reasons for this advice. There is great importance in proper roofing installations and maintenance when it is done by experts; failure to use one will result in the aftermath effect of what such roofs will pass through and cause in the home. We all know that roofs serve two main purposes which are; Insulation and drainage. The insulation work of the roof is to protect the house not only from the weather but also from the noise of birds and their feces. In the drainage aspect, we all know the work of roof gutters is never undermined; also, the style inscribe on the roof materials (shingles, metals, clay, epoxy) helps ease the passage of water to these gutters. Take for instance; when the snow accumulated at the rooftop starts melting, they easily pass through the gutters to the ground without being obstructed. When the gutter is not installed and the snow starts melting, water may run down the walls of the building and penetrate the house without anyone’s knowledge. Aside from these two functions, the roofs still serve other purposes, such as beautification of the house.
On installation of the roof, climatic factors and the building establishment have to be taken into consideration. For example, most of us will notice that alot of commercial buildings uses flat roofing; this is due to the fact that flat roofing is simple to roof for a building of high altitude and it is less costly. Residential buildings are known to be roofed with the hip “style” which has four slopes and can either be a rectangle or square in shape. Another type is the “A” roof patterns which are commonly used in churches, cottages etc. there are also other types of roofing but the above mentioned are the most common type. Before choosing a pattern, always consider the compatibility of the roof pattern to the house, which is another reason to seek the service of roofing professionals.
Aside from knowing the suitable roof pattern to use, the materials used for these roofs also vary, and most times the choice of material to be used depends on the climatic condition where the house is located. Just like other things, the roof of any establishment or a house can be damaged by certain causes like heavy rain, big storms and cyclones etc. If you notice small damage on the roof when any of the above happens, then you quickly need to change the roof materials to another such as from clay tiles to asphalt shingles, or from concrete tile to metal, or from slate to wood shingles. Changing an already roofed house is quite expensive as compared to first time roofing; let’s say it’s the price you have to pay for not doing the research before roofing. Irrespective of the knowledge or not, we all want our roofing to last, so below are a few tips on how to do proper installation and maintenance.
Find the Right Materials
This is the first decision to make when it comes to roofing. The things to consider when getting the right materials for your roof should be firstly the materials longevity, weight (the material should not be too heavy for the roof framing), strong enough to protect the house from natural disasters, and lastly should suit the style of the building that’s if the intended style is allowed by local building codes of the building location.
Installing the Roof Deck Protection
In this, you’re going to need a trained and experienced roof contractor for the proper installation of the roof; it is the job of a professional roof contractor. The work of the roof deck protection is to prevent wind-driven rain from getting inside your home. Also, installation of Roof Deck protection helps make the shingles lay flat and neat.
Installing Leak Barriers
Every roof should have a leak barrier, especially in the edges (because this is where it is prone to leakage). This is done to reduce the risks of having your roof damaged easily.
In installing the shingles, it is important to nail the shingles at the right angle. During this process, care should be taken by the contractors in installing the first line of the roof shingle, and it should be done with no error because the first shingles serve as the base of the other shingles that are to be installed along with it. The whole shingles should have a strong base to prevent it from being damaged whenever the storm comes.
Flashing is a material that protects the water from seeping into the roof. Every roof should have this also installed. During installation, it should be placed on areas that are prone to leakages like vent pipe and valleys.
The above listed are the Importance of Proper Roofing Installation and Maintenance. To prevent the roof from a future problem, consult professional roofers and seek their opinion on your choice before concluding on which style, type and pattern to use. Having a choice for your roof is welcomed because we understand we all want our roof to be beautiful, but in all honesty, beauty should be the last thing to consider when roofing a home, safety first. Incase you are about to roof your new home or you want to change your roof and you need a piece of advice from professional roofers, kindly reach through our phone or send us an email any time you deem fit.