One of the first things that comes to mind when a roofer comes to look at your house is “what color of shingles should I get?” This is sort of like focusing on the color of a car instead of safety and performance. Today, Chappell Roofing is focusing on things you may not think about when getting a new roof.
Think of underlayment as a raincoat. It is placed beneath shingles and is used as a protective barrier against moisture and helps regulate temperatures. Underlayment is a critical part of building a structurally sound roof. It can be constructed from organic material, fiberglass, rubberized asphalt, or synthetic matter. Chappell Roofing can determine the most effective options for your home or office!
Flashing is kind of like a metal “bandage” for your roof. Usually made from steel or aluminum, it covers the joints of a roof, usually where the roof angles, in order to protect your new roof from water damage. Typically, these are found around chimneys, pipes, or valleys. Any damage to these areas is used called to oxidization or weather damage.
Roofs that don’t have a proper slant or gutter system can have water damage that accumulates over time. Chappell Roofing wants to make sure that your roof has proper drainage in place to ensure your new roof’s workmanship and durability.
Overlaying shingles on top of each other is always a bad decision. Adding multiple layers ruins not only the aesthetic of a roof, but it also changes your roof’s structure. Shingles and other roofing materials are designed to lay flat and should not be layered. Chappell Roofing’s experience is also that no insurance companies are likely to insure multi-layer roofs.
Chappell Roofing hopes we’ve been able to help you get an idea of things you may not have thought of up until now. We’d also like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, from our family to yours!