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What is a roofing system?

When it comes to roofing, there’s more to it than just putting shingles on your roof. A roofing system is a complete package of materials and components that work together to provide the best possible protection for your home. At Elite Contracting, we believe in using the best materials and techniques to create roofing systems that are durable, long-lasting, and energy-efficient.

So what exactly is a roofing system? Let’s break it down:

  1. Roof Decking: This is the foundation of your roof. It’s usually made of plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), and it provides a solid base for the rest of the roofing system.
  2. Underlayment: This is a waterproof layer that goes on top of the roof decking. It’s designed to protect your roof from water damage in case any moisture gets past the shingles.
  3. Flashing: This is a metal component that’s installed in areas where the roof meets a vertical surface, such as a wall or chimney. Flashing helps to prevent water from seeping into your home.
  4. Shingles: This is the outermost layer of your roofing system. Shingles are designed to protect your roof from the elements, and they come in a variety of materials, including asphalt, metal, and wood.
  5. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential for a healthy roof. It helps to regulate the temperature in your attic, which can prevent moisture buildup and prolong the life of your roof.

At Elite Contracting, we take a holistic approach to roofing. We understand that each component of a roofing system is important, and we take the time to ensure that each one is installed correctly. We also believe in using high-quality materials that are built to last.

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