Gutter aprons are hidden roofing members that may not seem important; however, these are essential to keeping your roof dry during rains. They direct water into the gutters and prevents water from splashing back into your roofing members, keeping your home dry and free of damage.
A roof is a fairly complex part to any home with many different members in place to ensure you have a healthy building. In this article, I will show you all the parts and explain what their purpose is so that you can more accurately understand what these members do.
I am sure there is no doubt in your mind that ventilation is extremely important for the health of your roof. This article discusses why a ridge vent is among the top non-motorized ventilation system for your home. Here is why you should consider a continuous ridge vent.
What do we mean when we refer to a soffit? Usually, a roof extends over structures outer walls, this space under the roof is called the overhanging eave, when the eaves are covered by materials, such as wood or aluminum, this is referred to as a soffit. Learn more in this article.
Roofing tar is primarily used to weatherproof flat roofs. I will explain how it is used and how to apply roofing tar to your home yourself. Roofing tar is a very durable material and is resistant to all weather conditions making it an excellent option for homes that have flat roofs.
If you are building a new home for you and your family, you undoubtedly need to have ceiling joists to secure your roof and building. What do these hidden members do for your roof? Can you cut them for ease of access into your roof and what is the safe way of doing it?