Roof replacement in El Paso, or anywhere else for that matter, is a major investment. Therefore, you have to make sure that you do not leave anything up to chance. The best way to do that is to become as informed as possible and weigh each of your decisions carefully before making any choices. This way your new roof will last you at least 20 to 30 years. Here at Noah’s Roofing and Construction, we can replace your roof for you, so you don’t have to worry! There are a few things about roof replacement you should know first.
Before you embark on a roof replacement in El Paso, especially if it is a steep-slope roof system with a slope of 25 percent or more you should know that it has five basic components. The first is the roof covering. This consists of the shingles, tile, slate or metal, as well as the underlayment that protects the sheathing from the weather. The sheathing is comprised of boards or sheet material that are fastened to roof rafters in order to cover the house or building. Next is the roof structure which is the rafters and trusses that are constructed in order to support the sheathing. Then there is the flashing. Flashing is sheet metal or other material that is installed into your roof system’s various joints and valleys. Flash is used to prevent water seepage. Finally, there is the drainage. A roof system’s design features, including its shape, slope, and layout, affect its ability to shed water.
When it comes to roof repair in El Paso, it is also important to take into consideration the ventilation and insulation. You should never block off sources of roof ventilation. This includes louvers, ridge vents or soffit vents, as proper attic ventilation helps to prevent structural damage caused by moisture. It also helps to increase roofing material life, reduce energy consumption and enhance the comfort level of the rooms below the attic. Proper insulation is important because it helps to protect the house from heat gain and loss. Moreover, a vapor retarder under the insulation and next to the ceiling helps to stop moisture from rising into the attic.
Replacing your roof can be a stressful experience. What’s a house without a roof, after all? With us, you don’t have to worry about needing your roof replaced. We’ll get the job done right the first time. If you are in need of roof replacement in El Paso, contact Noah’s Roofing and Construction.