Installing residential roofing is a big job best left to professionals. But as a homeowner, you may be wondering how residential roofing is installed. Keep reading to learn the components of a complete roofing system.
First, high-performance leak barriers are installed. These are placed at the eaves and chimneys to provide extra waterproofing in tough areas.
Second, roof deck protection is added. This helps to keep your roof dry and avoid wind-driven rain from getting underneath.
After the roof deck protection is installed, a metal drip edge installation is next. This helps keep water away from roofs edges and keep your roof protected.
Next is starter strips. These are installed at the eaves of your roof and have adhesive which locks the first row of shingles in place securely.
Finally, we are ready for shingles. The final, outermost layer of roof protection.
While you should never attempt to install residential roofing yourself, having a basic understanding is beneficial to any homeowner. To learn more about the components of a complete roofing system, watch the video above!