Roofing Systems

That’s correct, I called it a structure because the roof has so more to it than just shingles. I understand most homeowners claim that when they replaced the old shingles and added new shingles, they received a new roof because that’s what their roof provider assured them they had. Feel free to visit their website at Roofing Nashville for more details.

There are however, many separate sections of the roof and numerous roles of these elements, which is why it is called a structure.

Let’s look at a complete roof structure

Your full roof structure is made up of multiple materials with different purposes, with each sheet covering your home in different ways and from different weather elements. The system is placed together in layers. I’ll refer to these positions as sealing, protecting, and breathing.

Now let’s discuss what Seal, Protect and Breathe means to me:

Seal: -Seal:

Underlay – There are many various forms of underlayments, such as #15 and #30 felt paper and underlayments for rubber roofing, both of which are intended to shield the roof from moisture and degradation and offer another degree of defense from the weather. These components are often very important since they help to achieve their Class A fire designation in an asphalt shingle roof assembly.

Self-adhesive membranes such as Ice and Water Protection, WeatherLock and StormGuard (depending on the shingle manufacturing you use) provide ice and water with a higher degree of safety. They are typically built in places prone to ice and flood, such as over the soffits, eves and valleys around the perimeter.

Defend: Protect:

Starter shingles – These shingles are placed around the perimeter of the roof, sealing them to the first shingle course, helping to protect the shingles and offering better wind resistance.

Shingles – this is what everybody sees when they glance at their roof and maybe when they get a new roof, the only part that homeowners think. There are many different shingle types, grades, and classifications, so before selecting the paint, it’s prudent to find out as much about the shingle as you can.

Those are the shingles that are capped around the top of the roof and contours that help defend from rain and wind while maximizing the overall appearance of the roof by giving it a finished look. Hip and ridge shingles


Ventilation – This is a very necessary component of your roof system and it is crucial for ventilation in your house. A well ventilated roof can help increase ventilation and protect it from exposure to heat and moisture. The attic, which contains air intake (soffit vents) and exhaust vents (ridge vent, turbine vents, power vents to name a few), is often ventilated by ventilating your roof to aid regulate ventilation to help avoid mold, ice jams, and attic temperature regulation.

Your full roof structure still has other required parts that may be removed and/or assembled until your roof is completed. To name a handful, these components are drip lip, drain flashing, chimney and wall flashing. These components are really necessary since they allow you to have a well-protected, tight, stable roof.

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