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What Is a Roof Plane?

The planes of your roof are the largest sections of the roof, the most visible areas when someone drives up to your home for the first time. As a result, they can have a huge impact on curb appeal.

Damage to a roof plane or poor materials can detract from the overall aesthetic of your home. A simple change in shingles or tiles can improve the overall look and feel of the property with just one project.

If there is damage to any of the planes on your roof, it is important to contact a professional roofing company like Four Seasons Roofing as soon as possible. With some help, you can stop damage from worsening and keep the interior of your home protected.

What Is a Roof Plane?

A roof plane is simply a term used to describe a roof that has four separate edges. Essentially, it’s the flat part of the roof, or the largest part of the roof, which is usually slanted at an angle to allow for water runoff and to discourage the settling of debris.

Connecting any two roof planes is the roof ridge. The roof ridgeline is usually the peak of the roof. It is often made of a beam or board and covered with shingles and/or other roofing materials to protect water from entering the home through the seam created by the two roof planes.

In some cases, a roof may be made up of a single plane with no roof ridge due to the lack of seam created by two roof planes coming together. These are commonly called shed roofs or lean-to roofs, though they are not limited to small buildings like sheds or lean-tos. They may be found on larger structures as well.

What Happens if the Plane Roof Rips Off?

It is unlikely that an entire plane of roof will rip off in a storm. In most cases, there will be damage to one portion of the roof if a tree falls on it or other heavy debris is tossed at it during a hurricane or tornado.

There are so many different parts of a roof plane’s structure. It is far more likely that shingles will be lost or that a hole in the roof plane will occur after a storm.

If you have a hole in your roof plane or if the whole thing is ripped off for any reason, you need to take action quickly. Protect the interior of the house with tarps and buckets, stay off the roof as the structure around the hole will be compromised, and call professional roofers to fix the damage immediately.

Plane Roof Repair by Four Seasons Roofing

Four Seasons Roofing can help you address any issues with your roof planes. Call now to schedule a free consultation to get started.

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