One of the most annoying and generally unsatisfying projects you can do to your house is repair or replace the roof. Once the project is done, you’ve got to pay for it, and then you get no perceived joy for the money you just spent. You can’t cook, play or entertain on it, and most people would agree, you can’t sleep on it either. So, why should you even care about it? What’s more, why invest in good quality materials and an expert installer? Your roof protects the contents of your house, and it keeps the people inside comfortable and safe from the elements. It is worth it to pay close attention to its construction and subsequent maintenance.
The roof is an area where many do-it-yourselfers get into trouble. Roofing is not as easy as the experts make it seem. Besides the dangers associated with climbing ladders or safely setting up scaffolding, and maneuvering across hot shingles, there is the proper installation of said roof. What materials are appropriate for your structure? How much pitch do you need to shed rainwater or snow properly?
Before you get started, you must check local regulations. In the interest of public safety, some municipalities are stricter than others when it comes to requirements for the basic construction, materials, ventilation, and fasteners. It’s always best to check with officials before attempting such a project. Fully understanding roof construction is more than just knowing the terminology. A typical roof is constructed from a roof truss, covered with roof sheathing, underlayment, with a roof covering on top. The layers are carefully overlapped to ensure the roof is fully waterproof. Skimping on any part of your roofing project or improper installation can mean trouble and expense down the road.
For new construction or an existing roof that’s in need of help, Cromark Contracting’s roofing team is fully licensed and insured to quickly assess your needs and follow through with a thorough and professional job. From the rafters to the finished covering, they are the experts to call.