Quality Roofing Services in the Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Surrounding Areas
Just like your body, the different components that form your home are all part of an eco-system. To gauge the health of your home’s eco-system, you must begin with your roof.
Whether you are just in the process of building your dream home, or are repairing an existing roof, you must consider the material and workmanship that goes into building your roof. A roof protects your home from harsh elements including wind, rain, snow, hail, ice and heat.
You may be wondering... what makes a roof last a long time?
HOW IS YOUR ROOF BUILT?
Your roof is constructed first with trusses that run across your attic (frame). These trusses support the weight of your roof and all of its components.
Next is the insulation which guards your home from the fluctuations in temperature. Although insulation isn’t a part of your roof, it acts as a barrier between the roof and the rest of your home. If your roof is damaged and leaking, your insulation is the next barrier to protect the structure of your home.
Roof deck is the substrate that your roof layers sit on; this is what goes on top of the trusses (frame).
Starter shingles protect the edges of your roof from the weather and are the layer of shingles that go along the sides of your roof line.
Underlayment is a flat surface that goes directly underneath the final layer of shingles. It provides an added layer of protection in case water gets under the shingles.
Roof shingles are the final and most important component of your roof. This is where you can display your great eye-for-design while protecting your roof from the elements.
Ridge cap sit on top of the slope of your roof and provides an extra seal at the ridge line which helps protect your roof from rain and snow damage. It also is the finishing touch that makes your roof look professionally done.