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Asphalt Shingles

  1. The most common roofing material in North America.
  2. Affordable and easy to install.
  3. Available in various colors and styles..

    Slate Roofing:

    1. Natural stone material known for its longevity and classic look.
    2. Expensive and heavy, requiring a strong roof structure.

      Parts of a Roof

      A typical roof comprises several key components

      Decking

      Underlayment

      A protective layer placed between the decking and the roofing material to prevent
      moisture penetration.

      Shingles

      Flashing:

      Ventilation

      Components like ridge vents and soffit vents that allow for air circulation, preventing
      moisture buildup.

      Gutters and Downspouts

      What is Roof Flashing?

      Roof flashing is a crucial element in roofing systems, designed to prevent water penetration at joints or
      intersections. It is typically made from materials like galvanized steel, aluminum, or copper.

      Flashing is used around areas such as chimneys, skylights, vents, and valleys where the roof plane meets a vertical
      surface or another roof plane.

      How to Install Roof Flashing?

      Preparation

      Clean the area and ensure it is dry.

      Cutting the Flashing

      Cut the flashing material to fit the area precisely.

      Secure and Seal

      Use roofing cement or heat-welded seams to secure and seal the flashing.

      Regular Inspection

      Inspect the flashing regularly to ensure it remains intact and effective.