Roof Elements

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Ever wonder what makes up your roof? While a roof is more than the sum of its parts, we still find it’s still helpful to know about the different parts.

Here’s a nice picture showing the different layers of your roof.


1. Roof Deck – The foundation or base upon which the entire roofing system is dependent.
2. Flashing – prevent water penetration or directs the flow of water.
3. Ventilation… – used to ventilate an attic or roof cavity.
4. Eaves protection – protects the roof against ice that builds up during winter freeze/thaw cycles.
5. Underlayment – a layer of protection between the roofing materials and your house.
6. Shingles – Well everyone should know this one!

Want to learn more? Click here to schedule a free roof consultation! At Artisan, we primarily install CertainTeed roofing systems, but we also have certifications in GAF and Owen’s Corning.

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