Roofing Systems: What You Need To Know

A roofing system is a collection of materials and components that are designed to cover or protect a roof or portions of a roof. Roofing systems may be either single-ply or multi-ply, depending on the type of material used. 

Single-ply premium roofing  systems are made up of one sheet of material that is applied to the roof using a hot tar or cement application method. Multi-ply roofing systems are made up of several sheets of material that are applied to the roof in a specific pattern.

When it comes to roofing, there are a few things you need to consider before starting the installation process. Here are four key points to keep in mind: 

Roof type: A metal roof will last longer than a wooden roof, but both can withstand heavy weather conditions. If you live in an area that experiences a lot of rain, consider a gutter or downspout system to help divert water away from the roof.

Roof slope: A steep roof slope can increase wind and water infiltration, so make sure the slope is comfortable for you and your family. A gentler slope may be better if you have pets or young children.

Roof coverage: Make sure the size of your roof covers the entire area required by your home’s zoning regulations. A small off-the-shelf roof will not cover as much area as a larger, custom-made system.

Roof access: All roofs require a means of accessing the fascia boards and insulation below them – this is typically through gables or louver systems in the roofline. It’s important to find a design that works well with your home’s layout and architectural features.