Three Components That Need to be Updated During a Roof Replacement

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When it’s time for a new roof, it’s not just about replacing the shingles. It’s also a prime opportunity to upgrade other integral components that have degraded or aged. At the start of your roof replacement project, your roofing contractor must evaluate whether a few crucial components need to be replaced along with the roofing material.

Three Components That Need to be Updated During a Roof Replacement

  1. Decking. The decking or sheathing is the foundation of your roof. It’s the surface upon which the roofing materials and components are installed. If the decking boards are rotten or seem deteriorated, they must be replaced during the roof replacement process to guarantee the structural integrity of the new roof.
  2. Flashing. Flashing is the sheet metal that seals joints and intersections on the roof that are vulnerable to water intrusion. These include areas where the roofing material meets a chimney, vent pipe, or valley. In most cases, your roofer will replace the flashing, particularly if it’s showing any signs of rust and wear. Additionally, if you’re upgrading from three-tab to architectural asphalt shingles, which have a more complex profile, your roof will need new flashing.
  3. Underlayment. Roofing underlayment is a critical moisture barrier installed underneath the roofing material. It’s the last line of defense if water gets past the exterior roof covering. Building codes require underlayment to be replaced during the roof replacement process, so make sure your roofer has renewed this protective layer.

When you turn to our team at Reynolds Roofing for your next roof replacement project, you can rest assured that we’ll replace any other roofing component that needs an upgrade. We’ll also ensure your new roof system is sound, leak-free, and built to last. If you live in the Concord, North Carolina area, contact us today and receive a free roofing estimate!