Roofing is used to cover a house in a residential or commercial setting and choosing the right roofing material and company to install it makes all the difference. A professionally installed roof can ensure your family is safe and protected with the roof over your head for many years to come. Residential roofing usually has some pitch to have a slope for rainfall, snow, and debris. There is a wide variety of materials that can be used for residential roofing and each option depends on the look that you want and the environment you live in. At Roof Chesapeake, our superior contractors have many years of experience and are just one call away to assess what roof would be best for you and your family.
Variety of materials
Residential roofing comes in a variety of different materials. The option that is best for you depends on the environment you live in or the look you want for your home’s overall appearance. The most common material is Asphalt shingles, as it is effective in all types of environments, low cost, and will only need replacing in 20 years if professionally installed. This is not all there is to offer at Roof Chesapeake we offer metal, tin, slate, rubber slate, wood, composite shingles, and tile all of which each has their benefit and aesthetic look. Our contractors are eagerly awaiting your call to illustrate just how many options you have available to ensure the longevity and aesthetic value of your roof.
Components of residential roofing
Five major categories make up the composite of a residential roof. These are necessary to provide a complete roofing system and design slope application of 25% or more. First, includes roof covering, shingles, tiles, slate, or metal. This protects the material used to cover the property. The second is sheathing, this is the material used to cover the property and attached to the roof rafters. Third; the roof structure - this is rafters and trusses. Fourth is flashing, where material is joined to joints and valleys to prevent water seepage. Last is drainage, which includes the shape and slope of the structure to assist with drainage of water, snow, and debris.
Roofing and its ventilation
Ventilation is important for a roof system. If there is not sufficient airflow your roof will become susceptible to mold. There are a few factors that affect how air moves through your roofing system, and these include a layer of insulation to protect the house from heat loss or gain. A vapor barrier to stop moisture from being trapped in the roofing. Enough open space to allow adequate airflow in and out of the attic, it is vital to ensure all the elements of a residential roof are installed correctly and with the utmost of care. We at Roof Chesapeake can assist you with an installation that not only lasts you your lifetime but ensures the safety of you and your family.
Choosing the right roof for your home
Whether you are in the need of either a repair job on your current roof or you are looking at installing a brand new roof to your dream home, choosing the right type of roof can be a big decision that will impact your home – potentially forever. Some considerations to keep in mind when planning the slope of your roof: heavier materials will not work for a higher pitch as there are weight limits for your home. Take into consideration as well, the weather and environmental factors your home is exposed to. Give us a call today to get your journey started. At Roof Chesapeake, we are available to help you choose the right option for your budget.