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It’s important for you to learn how your roof works because it will help you communicate with your roofing company more effectively and help you care for your roof better. Your roof is a system that’s made up of more than just your shingles. Its components include the support, insulation, decking, starter shingles, underlayment, shingles and finishing shingles.

Roofing System

  • Shingles – Your shingles are your home’s first line of defense against the weather because they form the outer layer of your roof. They are also responsible for your roof’s appearance, so you need to choose shingles that match your home’s design and color scheme.

  • Starter Shingles – This part will help protect your shingles from being blown away by strong winds. As a residential roofing expert, we can also install starter shingles to make your roof appear more orderly and to enhance its appeal.

  • Finishing Shingles – This part protects the edges and seams of your roof from water infiltration. When installing finishing shingles, it’s important to match them with the shingle on your roof. Spicer Bros. Construction has matching finishing shingles for all of our shingle designs.

  • Underlayment – We apply underlayment to your roof’s decking to provide extra protection against water and to create a smooth and even surface for shingle application. There are different underlayment materials for different roofing materials.

  • Decking – The roof decking or sheathing is the core surface of your roof. This component is made from reinforced concrete, metal, roof pavers, OSB sheets or plywood. It serves as the base for your underlayment, and it covers the rafters.

  • Insulation – Insulation helps keep your interior temperature stable and prevents energy from escaping through your roof. High-quality insulation can make your home more energy-efficient and help you save money on your utility bills.

  • Support – This is the structure that keeps your roof together and holds it up. Typical roof structure materials include metal or timber. A properly constructed roof structure needs to be able to withstand any kind of weather condition.

As a residential roofing expert, Spicer Bros. Construction can help you with all of your residential roofing needs. We have the knowledge and experience to install, repair and maintain a wide variety of roofing systems. We are also fully licensed, certified and insured so you can trust us to do a great job on your roof. We serve many areas including Rehoboth Beach, DE, Lewes, DE, and Salisbury, MD. Give us call to learn more about your roof. You can also ask for a free estimate.