Residential Roof Replacement in St. PetersburgMitchell Roofing Company LLC is your St Pete roofer that offers many types of roofing systems. When you're considering a professional roofing contractor for your residential or commercial roofing project, it's important to be as informed as possible on the various choices available. Here you'll find a collection of helpful information on everything we offer! Feel free to contact us for more information on any of the topics below.
Roof system types
Roof systems and materials generally are divided into generic classifications: low slope and steep slope. Low slope roofing includes water impermeable, or weatherproof, types of roof membranes installed on slopes less than or equal to 3:12 (14 degrees). Steep slope roofing includes water shedding types of roof coverings installed on slopes exceeding 3:12 (14 degrees).
There are several classifications of low slope roof membranes or systems.
Most low-slope roof membranes have three principal components:
Weatherproofing layer or layers
The weatherproofing component is the most important element because it keeps water from entering a roof assembly.
Reinforcement adds strength, puncture resistance, and dimensional stability to a membrane.
Surfacing is the component that protects the weatherproofing and reinforcement from sunlight and weather. Some surfacings provide other benefits such as increased fire resistance, improved traffic and hail resistance, and increased solar reflectivity.
Steep slope roofing
There are six generic classifications of steep slope roof coverings.
Steep-slope roof assemblies typically consist of three primary parts:
The roof deck is the structural substrate and usually is a wood-based material such as plywood or oriented strand board (OSB).
Underlayment provides temporary protection until a roof covering is installed and provides a secondary weatherproofing barrier. Sometimes underlayment is referred to as "felt" or "paper."
The roof covering is the external water shedding material.