With free and accurate estimates and written guarantees for all workmanship it’s no wonder that Housetop Roofing is Raleigh, North Carolina’s favorite home improvement and roofing contractor. We offer a full complement of top quality home improvement services with guaranteed craftsmanship that is second to none.
While a roof might look like a pretty simple structure from a distance, there are actually a lot of working parts that go into making a roof work. Your roof has an important job of keeping your home and your family safe from the elements, and because of that, there are a number of pieces to a roof.
Parts of an Asphalt Shingle Roof
First of all, the roof itself has several layers to it. There is the frame, which is made of wood and gives the roof its shape. Then, there’s a layer called the underlayment which adds a layer of protection between the frame and the shingles. Then, there are the asphalt shingles, which are the part that you actually see. On top of the shingles, there is flashing, which is usually made of a thin layer of steel; flashing is located wherever parts of the roof meet a vertical surface like a dormer or a chimney.
Some roofs have additional structures on them like dormers and gables. A dormer is an area of the roof that projects forward and usually includes a window. A gable is a portion of the roof where two portions come together to form a triangle or an A-shape. Some roofs themselves are in a gable shape, and some roofs are made up of more than one gable.
Another part of a roof is the eave. This is the area where the roof’s edge hangs over the wall of the house. It is at the eave that gutters are located. Gutters help to collect any water and yard debris that run down from the roof, and they help to protect your home from any damage from these elements.
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A roof is a complex system with many working parts. At Housetop Roofing in Wake Forest, NC, we’d like to help ensure that all of those parts are in tip-top shape and working properly. So, give us a call for all of your roofing needs in the Triangle area.