Boston Roofing: Basic Components
Even though we spend a lot of our time under one, it’s easy to know much about roofs. If you’re in Boston, and you're having issues with your roof, of if you just want to know more about the basics of your roof, this will help you understand your residential or commercial roof.
Trusses and rafters of your home that support the roof decking.
Decking or Sheathing
Boards attached to the rafters to cover your home.
A waterproof layer that covers the roof decking.
This makes up the outer layer of your roof. It can be shingles, tiles, metal, or slate.
Metal strips, or other material, used to cover joints and seams to prevent leaks. It is often installed around chimneys, vents and pipes, as well as along the edge of the roof.
Gutters, downspouts, and any design features that allow your roof to shed water.
Also make to view our interactive Integrity Roof System. Check out our resources below, and give us a call at 781-848-1999 or contact us online today. Free estimates in the Boston area.
- Residential Products: Learn more about what roofing materials are available in your area, and what the strengths are of each product.
- ColorView: Try out new looks and color combinations; you can even upload a picture of your own home!
- Integrity Roof System: An interactive guide to the parts of your roof.