Roof System Options | Baton Rouge Roofing

Becoming a smart roof consumer┬ámeans understanding your roof system options and being able to make the best decision for your specific property. Not all roof systems are the same and the various options do not perform the same in different parts of the country. Here in the south, many storms and time have tested various roofing systems to identify some specific winners in performance against the volatile weather and nature’s elements. To understand the best options for your roof, here are a few things to know about roofing systems and roof system options.

Roof system components

When choosing a roof system for your home or business, you need to familiarize yourself with the various components of a roof. This will help you to be on the same page with your roofing contractor and will help you to understand what the contractor is explaining.

  • Roof covering: shingles, tile, slate or metal and underlayment that protect the sheathing from weather.
  • Underlayment: The underlayment is commonly known as tar paper. Today there are many options for underlayment from a complete waterproof barrier to ice barrier. The best underlayment for your home will be determined by your location and the steepness of your roof.
  • Sheathing: boards or sheet material that are fastened to roof rafters to cover a house or building.
  • Roof structure: rafters and trusses constructed to support the sheathing.
  • Flashing: sheet metal or other material installed into a roof system’s various joints and valleys to prevent water seepage.
  • Drainage: a roof system’s design features, such as shape, slope and layout that affect its ability to shed water.
  • Ventilation: A very important component is the roof systems ventilation. The best ventilation again will be determined by your location and the size of the roof. Ventilation plays an important role in preserving the entire roofing system.

Ryson Roofing | Roof System Options

Ryson Roofing located in Baton Rouge is your number one choice for all your roofing needs. Ryson Roofing has been servicing the southeastern Louisiana area for over 25 years and maintains an A+ rating with the BBB. At Ryson we understand completely the best roof system options for our area and can help you to choose the best for your home and business. When you need roof help call Ryson Roofing.

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