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What Is Included in Roof Replacement?

A roof replacement is a huge undertaking, and it is important to understand all that is involved in the process.

One of the most important things to know is that getting your roof replaced doesn’t just mean installing all new shingles.

Instead, there are multiple materials required for replacing a roof, potentially starting with the foundational components of the roof.

Roof Replacement Materials List

  • Decking: Roof decking refers to the boards used to frame the structure of your roof, essentially the boards upon which the shingles and other roofing materials are installed. It is not always necessary to replace roof decking, but it is impossible to know if it is needed until the original roof is removed.
  • Flashing: Metal flashing is used to protect against leaks at any joint or juncture where shingles meet a hard angle (e.g., chimneys, walls, etc.). This may not need to be replaced if there is no damage or rust. This may be called drip edge if it is flashing installed at the edges of your roof to help manage water flow.
  • Underlayment: This felt-like material is laid over the decking, and it will need to be replaced with the new roof.
  • Shields: All roofs have valleys to direct the flow of water, and these areas must be reinforced with waterproof shields that are designed to protect against leaks.
  • Shingles: The most well-known roofing material, shingles must be high quality and installed correctly so they add to the curb appeal and protection of your home.
  • Ridge cap shingles: These shingles are thicker and bent to fit the peaks of the roof where two slanted sides meet. Like regular shingles, these will also need to be changed when replacing a roof.

Roof Replacement in Baltimore

Get help with your roof replacement in Baltimore when you call us at Four Seasons Roofing today. We will answer your questions about the materials needed to replace your roof and handle the installation so you don’t have to.

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