Your roof keeps you safe throughout the year. Whether it’s rain or snow, it goes through a lot. That’s why getting repairs from a roofing contractor is important. However, you might not fully understand what your contractor is talking about when you speak with them about the project. Here are five terms they might use which can help explain the problem better.
While this is common for commercial properties, homeowners might be confused by its meaning. A coating is a layer of special paint applied on top of your shingles or sheets. It is designed to keep your roof safe either from water or impact. For example, metal roofs use waterproof coatings to prevent rust.
Granules refer to the crushed rock deposits from your asphalt shingles. When a roofer is concerned about granules, it usually means trouble for your shingles. They might not be properly installed, deteriorating faster than expected, or approaching the end of their service life.
Like coating, flashings are used to keep your home safe. These are metal sheets placed over intersections and openings, like the valley or the hip. If your flashing is damaged or improperly installed, it could mean serious leaks for your roof.
The decking in your home is the wooden skeleton holding the roof together. It’s responsible for forming the shape of your roof. It’s also the nailing space for your shingles. If it gets damaged, search online for “a reliable roofing company near me” to work on it ASAP.
Lastly, gutter problems may also be affecting your roof. If the contractor is looking for gutter damage, they will check the downspout. This is where the gutter water drains out, and it should be a steady stream. Otherwise, your gutters may be clogged or blocked.
For consultation regarding all your roofing needs, call Innovative Roofing and Siding, Inc. at (865) 444-6070 or fill out our contact form and we will respond as soon as possible. We serve homeowners in Knoxville.