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Roof Anatomy: The 3 Major Parts

The roof is considered one of the most important components of a home. Apart from protecting you and your loved ones from Florida’s harsh and ever-changing weather conditions, a well-installed roof can also help prevent water damage and balance the insulation and ventilation features in your home. To help you understand your roof better, here are the 3 major parts of a roofing system.

Roof Anatomy: The 3 Major Parts

1. Shingles and Tiles

Both the shingles and tiles play an important role in making up the exterior part of a roof. Not only are they exposed to the harsh elements and protect the rest of the roof from moisture damage, but they also add a decorative element that helps make your home stand out from the rest.

2. Underlayment

Considered the roof’s secondary layer of protection, the underlayment of a roof is where shingles and tiles are positioned. When installed properly, this layer plays a critical role in preventing water leakage as well as serve as a foundation for the roof. When working with a contractor, ask for some options first that may provide extra layers of protection.

3. Flashings

Apart from shingles and tiles, your roof’s flashings also play a critical role as part of the exterior layer of your roof. Aside from its aesthetic appeal, they protect some of the most vulnerable places of your home from water damage, such as your roof’s valleys and hips.

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