We’re skipping Roofing 101 because most homeowners we talk to understand that their roof has a surface like asphalt shingles or roofing tiles and a roofing deck to which the shingles are affixed. What many homeowners don’t understand is that there are many other elements that work together to make your roofing system as efficient as possible. In this blog we are going to discuss how your flashing, gutters, and insulation are part of your roofing system.
Roof flashing is used to help keep water out of your home at places where there are protrusions from your roof or where two sections of a roof come together. The easiest place to see flashing is where your chimney meets your roof. If you don’t have a chimney, look at any vents that are in your roof. They also have flashing. Roof flashing is usually metal and is formed around the protrusion.
Very few builders in Tampa put gutters on homes as a standard feature and that does not benefit a homeowner. The purpose of gutters is to guide the water away from the foundation of your home. Gutters and gutter covers are an important part of your roofing system because with properly functioning gutters, your foundation is protected. In Florida we are especially susceptible to heavy rains and when the water runs off the roof without gutters, soil erosion can occur as can flooding. If your home lacks gutters, contact a gutter company. Many roofers in Tampa install gutters and gutter covers when they replace a roof as they understand the importance.
Proper attic insulation is essential to helping your roof last as long as it should. When a roof isn’t properly insulated, the cool and moisture from the inside your home can more easily escape into your attic and when it meets the hot air, condensation occurs. Moisture can cause problems to your roof deck which eventually leads to problems with your roof. Insulation will also save you on your heating and cooling costs.
When contacting roofers in Tampa for a quote on a new roof, make sure that you speak to them about the entire roofing system. If you are looking for the leading tile roofing company, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions. We will inspect your entire roof and provide you with a quote that will include all necessary elements and any add-ons like gutters or gutter covers that you request. We can be reached at 813-283-2544.