Your roof is an important part of your house. It keeps the elements out from the inside and is also a major structural component of the rest of the building. However, with that said, the roof itself is like a system with all of its own components that work together to create a sturdy structure. In this video, you will learn the basics of a roofing system as well as the different components in one.
Residential roofing is similar no matter the type of house. A properly installed roof will keep your home cool and dry, making it comfortable to live in.
At the very bottom level, a roof will have a barrier that prevents leaks. This is a high-performance material that acts as a guard against moisture. The roof deck protection is next which manipulates rain and prevents it from penetrating the wood of the roof. At the edges of the roof are the gutters or metal drip edges. These collect water and direct them off the roof in an organized fashion, preventing puddles from forming and preventing water from accumulating.