You know that your roof sits on top of your home and protects your friends and family, but do you know what parts of your roof make up the structure? We at Houser Roofing will be happy to perform roof repair on these parts, as well as replace your roof entirely when it’s time for a new roof to keep your family safe. Read on to learn more!
- Domer: This is the structure around a window that sticks out from a sloped roof. It’s made from the walls of the home and the roof itself.
- Roof Truss: This is known as the bones of the roof, or the skeleton. It includes the framework made of beams that support the roof.
- Rafters: These are the beams that stretch all the way from the top of the roof to the very bottom. They are considered to be part of the roof truss.
- Decking or Sheathing: These are the panels that cover the rafters. We attach the roofing material, including shingles, metal panels, etc. to these.
- Underlayment: This part of the roof is often referred to as tar paper. This heavy paper is laid on top of the decked before the roofing material is put into place. This adds another layer of moisture protection.
- Drip Edge: This edge is put at the end of the eaves of the roof to let the water run off and drip far from the home. This protects your roof’s less resilient construction layers.
- Fascia: This is a trim that we use to the cover the rafter end of the eaves. This is usually where the gutters are attached to your home.
- Soffit: This is a finished underside of the eaves. It will cover the entire area between the house and the end of the eaves.
- Valley: An internal angle that is created when two sloping roof planes connect. This is usually caused by a cross hip or cross gable roof.
- Hip: An external angle that is created when two sloping roof planes intersect.
- Gable: A triangle-shaped part at the end of a building located underneath the roof, but above the main area of the home.
- Ridge: This is the highest point of the roof that goes along the entire length of the roof.
- Flashing: These are pieces of metal that help keep our water from seeping into any intersection or projection in a roof. This included vent pipes, valleys, chimneys, and the joints at vertical walls.
- Starter Strip: This is asphalt roofing that is applied at the eaves. It provides protection for the roof by filling in the spaces underneath the joints and cutouts of the first course of shingles.
When it comes to roofing repair, trust the contractors who can give you the highest quality work for an affordable price. We look forward to working with you and your family. Whether you need a new roof or just a little patchwork, our team is here to help. Reach out to us today for a free roofing estimate and assessment!