When it comes to roofing, there are many different kinds of styles to choose from. Gable roofs are the easiest to measure, but other forms, such as mansards and gambrels, are more complex and require more complicated measurements. Depending on the style of the roof, waste can be a huge issue when measuring these complex roofs, especially if shingles need to be trimmed to fit tight spaces or be nailed in even rows across the roof deck. Luckily, the phrase “roof square” can bridge the difference between simple and complex projects.
Another type of roofing is reroofing. It is a cheaper option than replacing the entire roof. Unlike tearing off the old roof, reroofing doesn’t require tearing off the existing roof. You can even start with the new roof installation and avoid the time and money spent tearing off the old one. And because it doesn’t require tearing off the old roof, reroofing is ideal for homes that don’t need a full roof replacement.
A variety of different materials are used to repair and install roofs. A typical roof has one pitch, which is the amount of vertical rise per twelve-inch horizontal distance. A roof’s pitch also determines how much roofing material is needed to cover a square hundred feet. Roofing felt is a layer of material that is placed over sheathing before shingles are applied. Another type is called a’slope’ and is characterized by two sloping sections. Both sloping sections meet in a valley, where flashing extends into the shingles on both sides.
Another type of reroofing is bridging. This involves using big sheets of roofing material or cloths impregnated with asphalt. Because fewer joints are present, there is less risk of leaks. However, the most basic type is asphalt roll-roofing. These come in a 3-foot wide roll and contain a protective granule layer at the base. Once the roofing material is applied, the cap flashing is applied. The cap flashing overlaps the base flashing, preventing water from running behind it. A reroofing job generally doesn’t change the cap flashing.
A failing roof can be a good example of a ‘good’ reroofing. It can still be in good shape, with a few worn-down shingles. However, it may be impossible to install an overlay over non-asphalt shingles. Moreover, curled shingles can also prevent installation of an overlay. There are different reasons why shingles curl. So, if you’re looking for a roofing solution, call in a professional.
If your budget and the look of your home is important, wood roofs are an excellent choice. However, they’re not very durable and aren’t the best choice for areas with high wildfire and moisture risk. Despite these limitations, wood roofs are still considered among the most attractive and aesthetically pleasing types of roofing. Whether you want a traditional, historic or contemporary look, wood roofs are an excellent option. However, if you’re planning to install wood shingles on your house, ensure that it’s fire-proof.