Most homeowners never get up close to their roof. If you’re cleaning your gutters, you probably do get a birds eye view, but don’t realize there are many layers that make up your roof. All you see when you look at the roof are the shingles, slate or tile on top. You typically aren’t interested in the roofing layers that keep your home dry until you have a problem, like light shining into the attic or ice dams in the winter.
Roofs might look simple but they’re rather complicated. There are multiple layers of materials, and they have to be installed in the right sequence … and the right way, in order to withstand harsh weather and keep your home dry. For example, there’s a starter course of roofing shingles installed at the eaves before the roofing shingles you can see.
So we’ll start at the bottom of the deck, and work our way up through all the roofing layers until we reach the shingles and sunshine above your roof.