- Published: 13 Nov 2018
A roof not only protects you and your family from the outside elements – but it also protects many other components that make up your house such as the attic, siding, foundation, and landscaping.
The components of your roof system
Your roof is a unique part of your home and is made up of several different layers and elements that work together as your roof system. Those layers and elements may include: decking, underlayment, shingles, tile, or metal. Asphalt shingles are found on 80% of residential roofs across the United States.
Your roof is the layer of protection for your attic
Roof vents are installed to help air move out of the house. By helping to circulate to hotter air out of the attic space, this helps to prevent large temperature changes from occurring. Another benefit is the roof vents help to keep your attic from retaining moisture. Without proper airflow, wet insulation may cause additional problems to your home during our humid Florida summers.
Your roof protects your siding
The siding on your home is exposed to the sun, wind, and rain. These elements may cause deterioration over time to your siding. Your roof overhangs and helps to provide some protection to the siding. The roof and the gutters also prevent water from sliding down the side of your home, where it may cause additional damage.
Your roof protects the foundation of your home
Your roof protects your home from water by acting as a catch basin for water, especially during heavy rainfall. If your roof doesn’t properly direct water into gutters and downspouts, it will slide down the roof to the edge and collect around your home’s foundation. Over time, the soil around the roof’s edge can become saturated. Any cracks in the foundation would expose your home to water leaking in, this may cause erosion to your home’s foundation.
Your roof protects your landscaping around your home
The landscaping around your house is unique and helps to boost the curb appeal of your property. It’s a component of your home system overall. Your roof and its drainage systems help to move water away from the side of the house. Without roof drainage, anything that is planted next to your house may be destroyed by constant water fall every time it rains. The rain can damage foliage and erode the roots of the pants.
How you can protect your roof
Your roof has to withstand everything that Mother Nature can throw at it. North Central Florida is notorious for heavy rains, strong winds and heat from the sun – all of these may cause damage to your roof system. It’s important to make sure your roof system is performing properly and that there is no damage to your roof. Typically, is recommended to have a roof inspected twice a year and after a severe weather event – this helps to identify damage that may need repairs before they become more costly.
Will your roof be able to protect all the components of your home?
If you aren’t sure…then it is probably time to contact Perry Roofing Contractors! Perry Roofing Contractors is your PROVEN residential roofing contractor in Gainesville, Florida. We can help determine the right residential roofing solutions for your home and your budget.