Your roofing system is not actually seamless. Like other exterior home components, it has vulnerable areas that, when overlooked, can lead to a number of roofing problems. This is where the flashing (or ice and water barrier) comes into play. It refers to the thin, waterproofing material that’s fitted at the joints, edges and breaks along your roof. By keeping these weaker areas sealed, the flashing prevents rainwater from infiltrating the inside of your roof, protecting it from damage.
In a residential or commercial roofing project, excellent project management is key. And while your choice of contractor will handle almost every aspect of the job, there are still a few things you can do to make the process run smoothly.
You’ll probably hear the word “soffit” mentioned at some point during your roof installation project. It refers to the material connecting the roof overhang with your home’s exterior walls. While not as visible as other exterior components, the soffit plays a large role in keeping your roof and home lovely, comfortable and damage-free.
As the spring season begins, certain parts of your home will require cleaning and maintenance in order to last and function properly for the rest of the year. Your roof specifically should receive adequate attention in preparation for the warmer months.
Humidity is a common concern in homes, and high humidity levels can pose risks to different building components, including your roof.