Earlier this month we published a blog about what goes into the cost of a new roof. We realized after some discussion with a few of our customers that perhaps we need to explain some of the elements we listed in that blog. It seems that there is a bit of misconception about the different elements that go into a roofing system and how they all work together. We’re going to try to help in this two-part blog. Of course, if you still have questions, please reach out to us.
In writing this blog, it was tough to know where to start but it seemed most logical to start inside your roof. Inside your attic is the core of your roofing system and although we don’t often need to do much inside the attic, it is, nonetheless, part of the roofing system and can impact your roof’s life.
Your insulation does more than just keep your home comfortable. It also keeps the moist air from your bathroom from getting into your attic and impacting your roof. If yours gets wet from a roof leak or if your home was built before the mid-80’s you might want to see you if you need new insulation.
When a storm comes through you want your roof secured to your home. Hurricane straps are part of what holds your roof to your home. They should be inspected at every roof replacement and replaced if necessary.
The trusses don’t often need any work, however, in the case of a prolonged roof leak, yours may have sustained damage that requires replacing some or all during a roof repair or replacement. If you’re going from an asphalt roof to a tile roof, you may need some structural support.
Your roof deck is the plywood that sits on the trusses. It is the support for your roofing material.
The fascia or fascia board is the vertical connector on the outside of your home between the roof and the siding material. It’s also what your gutters attach to. When it gets and stays damp it often begins to rot and needs replacing.
Stay Tuned for Part 2
This is just the beginning of your roofing system. In part two we’ll cover the different parts of the roof and ventilation system. If you are ready for a professional roofing inspection or roof replacement, Suncoast Roofing Solutions can help. Call us at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form for your appointment.