As a specialist in roof replacement services, we know that your roof should be renovated according to your needs and preferences. We’re here to share our expertise by providing answers to some of the less common questions on roofing.
1. “What’s the Best Underlayment to Prevent the Valleys in My Roof From Leaking: Double Rolled Shingles, Metal Flashing, or Ice and Shield Guard?”
Your roofers should first lay down an ice and water shield over the entire roof. This membrane is made of polyethylene and rubberized asphalt, which prevents water that slipped under shingles from penetrating to the ceilings below. After that, valleys should be covered with either metal flashing or weaving. We would recommend two layers of the ice and water shield on the lower section along the eaves of the roof, around chimneys, and beside the dormers.
2. “Recently, a Friend of Mine Mentioned That Some of the ‘Flashing’ on My Roof Looked Like It Was in a Rough State. Can You Give an Explanation of What Roof Flashing Is?”
Flashing is a material that’s used to cover joints in roof and wall construction to prevent water seeping in and causing damage. These are usually the aluminum or steel strips you see in the roof where the slopes meet. You also probably have it in the valleys, around the chimney and pipes, and around any dormer windows or skylights.
Flashing can be damaged due to reasons such as weather deterioration or loose flashing. However, most flashing problems can be easily repaired. But it’s best to hire professionals who specialize in roof repair. So, if your flashing needs any significant repairs, consider hiring us at Exterior Qualities Home Improvement to do it professionally for you.
3. “I’m Planning on Putting a Sod Roof on My Home. Do You Have Any Tips I Need to Know About?”
Moisture would most likely be a tricky issue here. Make sure you install a waterproof roofing underlayment beneath on your roof that can prevent condensation from forming inside the house. Next, add some foam insulation underneath the roof. Doing all of this will create a thermal break that keeps heat and cold from being transmitted rapidly and prevent moisture damage and other leaks.
4. “I Have a Copper Roof Covered With Latex Paint. Is Removing the Paint Something I Might Be Able to Do Myself?”
This can be a big job since it requires a lot of material and tedious work. If your copper roof is in a good enough condition that you want to expose it, then it’s possible to do the job yourself, but you have to be sure that you only have to deal with latex paint and that there is no lead paint beneath it. But if this is the case, then this type of renovation may be better left to professionals. Consider calling us at Exterior Qualities Home Improvement and you can be confident that your job will be done with the best of our capabilities while exercising extreme caution.
Hire us at Exterior Qualities Home Improvement to tackle your roofing and other home improvement projects. You can be satisfied that your projects will be done safely and efficiently with our expert professionals. Contact us at (419) 779-6566 for a free estimate, or reach us online by filling up a request form. We serve Perrysburg and nearby OH areas.