The underlayment is a component applied between the sheathing and the shingles. It serves as a moisture barrier, providing an extra layer of protection from the elements. Honestly speaking, you can go without it, and nail asphalt shingles directly onto decking boards. However, forgoing the use of an underlayment isn’t wise. Without a high-quality, properly installed underlayment, your roof could completely fail after just a few years.
When you buy a roof, you know it’s not going to last forever, but it can also fail too early. The real tragedy, however, is that the cause can void the product warranty and lead to insurance claim denial.
Many roof shingles, especially low-quality ones, often face the problem of thermal splitting. Like any other forms of shingle damage, this can compromise the structural integrity of the roofing system. When this happens, it is imperative to address it immediately. Read on as Homecraft®, Inc. your local roof repair pros, discusses this common roofing issue in detail. [Read more…]
Designed after GAF’s top-shelf Camelot® shingles, Camelot® II is an excellent investment to increase your home’s value in different ways. In addition to being one of the most cost-effective alternatives to slate and wood shakes, here are its biggest selling points:
Flashings are the unsung heroes of the roof. They’re thin pieces of metal applied to leak-prone areas, collecting and guiding the water away from the sections they serve. They’re usually unobtrusive, but you shouldn’t ignore their contributions to your roof performance and longevity.
When you’re pursuing a roof replacement project, GAF’s Grand Sequoia® roofing shingles can be a great choice for your new roofing material. This product line from one of the top roofing manufacturers offers more than just a covering on top of your home. It has features and warranties designed to magnify your roofing system’s aesthetic and function. [Read more…]
Working on a roofing project brings to light the importance of cooperation between the homeowner and the contractor. When the time comes and you need roof repair or replacement, you must also do your part to get the best work out of your chosen roofer. True enough, establishing communication is integral to the success of the whole endeavor.
Asphalt roofs offer plenty of benefits for a lower cost than most other roofing options. An asphalt roof can protect a home for over 15 years before needing replacement. However, certain issues might lead you to repair or replace it sooner.
All roofs are framed with either rafters or trusses. Rafters run from the peak of the roof to the eaves, while trusses are rafters joined by an internal brace. Regardless of what frames the roof, the frame has to be covered with a sheathing or deck before any of the main roof components can be installed.