Crucial Roofing Supplies For Your Roof
Most homeowners don’t pay much attention to their roofs unless there is a problem, or it needs replacing. It is then that they realize the roof has many layers, each one providing support and protection to the layer beneath it.
Due to its complexity, only professional roofing contractors should be consulted for your roofing supplies, maintenance, repair, or replacement. These contractors will be able to apply the following critical roofing supplies:
Decking boards are sheets of plywood or planks that lie on top of the rafters. They are designed to carry the roof’s heavy load.
This is the first layer fastened to the decking board. The base sheet is necessary to provide a secure layer to the roof and serves other multiple purposes.
These metal or modified sheets are placed around vents, skylights, chimneys, and on vertical wall joints. Their main function is to divert water from the roofs transition areas and valleys.
Gutters are installed to collect and divert water to the downspouts. Gutters require regular maintenance, especially after a storm, as they can get blocked with leaves and debris.
Shingles And Tiles
Shingles and tiles are placed over the underlayment and form the outer layer of the roof. These come in various styles and colors. A professional roofing contractor can advise which will be best suited for your type of roof.
These critical metal structures help hot attic air escape, preventing it from getting trapped under the roof. Trapped hot, moist air causes the wooden roof structures to rot, and promotes the growth of mold and dangerous spores.
Soffits are found under the overhang, connecting the overhang to the house. Soffits have both functional and aesthetic functions including vents that support the roof vent system.
Installed at the roof’s edges, the drip edge prevents water from getting under the roof components. It directs water into the gutters.
Ridge Capping is installed at the very top of the roof where the two slopes meet. Ridge capping acts as a seal against the elements.
The underlayment is one roofing supply that you can’t live without. This water-resistant layer is installed on top of the base sheet that protects the roof from severe weather. The underlayment may vary between sloped and flat roofs.
What To Look For In Roofing Underlayment
The ideal underlayment combines proven mechanical attachment with self-adhering technology. Tag & Stick is the underlayment of choice for Florida roofers, for various reasons:
- The underlayment has a one-step application, resulting in fewer trips to the job site.
- No deck priming is required
- It requires no back nailing on the cap sheet.
- No hot tar or torches are needed for instillation
- It works with all existing flashings
- It is versatile and can be installed on any low or steep-sloped roof.
- It can be removed without damaging the roof sheeting
- At 115mm thick, it is almost twice as thick as its nearest competitors.
- It meets Florida’s Wind Upliftment Codes.
Tag & Stick: Your Go-To Roofing Supply Company
The roof is the largest component of any building, so you must ensure it is adequately protected.Tag & Stick LLC products have protected South Florida’s roofs for over 25 years.
Looking for an underlayment that is easy to install and remove, and is almost twice as thick as its competitors? Contact us at (954) 255-3107 today.