Knowing Your Roof: More Than Just Shingles

Your roof is the key element to providing your home with protection from water, sun, hail, wind, and other elements. But in our 71 years of experience in the industry, we've noticed many customers are not very familiar with the structure/makeup of their roofs. Knowing your roof can provide you crucial knowledge in not only understanding the process but also how to correctly review and compare quotes when dealing with different companies. 

From The Top Down: Shingles 
Most residential and many commercial structures use asphalt shingles. While there may be many styles of shingles, typically there are only 3 main "types" of shingles: 3-tab shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. Each of these have their own list of benefits, which we will review in a later blog post :).
Underlayment
Roof underlayment goes under the shingles and is a water-resistant or waterproof barrier installed directly onto the roof deck. It provides yet another protection to your home from the outside elements and is usually found in three different types: asphalt-saturated felt, synthetic and rubberized asphalt. We will discuss these various styles again in a later blog post. 




Decking
Typically plywood or OSB, this is the main structure to your roof, and what helps hold everything together. The decking is placed on top of the support beams.

Support Beams
These are the bones of your home's roof. The wood or metal joists provide the framework for the rest of your roof, and with proper insulation, your home can also be shielded from extreme temperatures (and usually provide you with some nice attic-storage space!)



Whenever Clyde Nettles provides you with an estimate, we look at everything possible to provide your home with a quality roof that will protect your residence for many years to come. Make sure when comparing quotes that all materials and work are included. We do our absolute best to provide you with complete transparency on the entire project from start to finish. And with our countless years of experience, we know what to look for and how to fix it – every single time.

Clyde Nettles is South Carolina’s most trusted roofer since 1950. Not only because we do great work, but also because we take excellent care of our customers.

Contact Clyde Nettles today!
803-754-ROOF (7663)

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