The underlayment of a roof is the black paper that’s laid over the plywood sheeting in order to seal the roof from damaging elements (snow, rain, ice, etc.). The use of a membrane is typically required, a waterproof membrane, a sweat sheet or vapour barrier — with the underlayment paper serving the triple function.
Flashing on a roof refers to the metal pieces that are used to divert water from places where it might collect, such as hips and valleys. Flashing can be made from a variety of materials. You can use a galvanized flashing, a galvanized alloy, copper, lead coated copper or stainless steel. Each of these would work fine.
Shingles, Tile or Metal
Roof Design Elements
- Ridge — This is the highest point or peak of the roof.
- Hip — This is the high point where two adjoining roof sections meet.
- Valley — When two sections of the roof slope downward and meet, they create this third element — a valley.
- Pitch — This refers to the slope or steepness of the roof.
- Eaves — This refers to the part of the roof that hangs over the rest of the home.
- Gables — These are the triangular portions of the ends of the home, which extend from the eaves to the peak of the roof.
- Dormer — These are the sections of the home that extrude from the roof. They’re usually added as a way to bring light into an attic or the upper level of your home.
Professional Roofing Installation
At Superior Steel Roofing, you can rest assured you’re receiving top quality materials and workmanship when it comes to your roof installation. They specialize in a range of roofing services for properties of all sizes and designs. You don’t have to worry about future repairs, as both the materials and installation come with manufacturer warranties. Get your roof replaced to the best industry standards, you can rely on Superior Steel Roofing. Contact them today at 519-822-4818 for a FREE estimate!