Have you ever wondered why people often say the roof is the most important part of a house? In today’s post, local roof repair and installation contractor Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. discusses the logic behind this common saying.
In its simplest form, a roof can provide protection from the sun and rain. The standard residential roof design that we all know is, of course, far more sophisticated than shed roofs. The slope is carefully considered so it can shed rainwater from the rooftop, resist damage caused by storms and still look great when seen from the curb. The outer materials, be it metal or asphalt shingles, are chosen for qualities such as durability and longevity. Gutters and flashing are installed to make sure that rainwater goes where it should go. All things considered, the roof is an intricate system designed to protect your home from the elements.
Whether it’s traditional rafters or modern trusses, the roof framing is the backbone of the house. It complements the foundations posts and wall framing, and carries the weight of everything that’s installed on the roof. It also provides a framework for electrical and ventilation systems, as well as other utilities.
In addition to providing shade to everything under it, an insulated roofing system helps reduce the amount of heat that radiates indoors. This helps keep indoor cooling requirements to a minimum and reduce wear on your air conditioning system. Ultimately, your roof can help prolong your air conditioner’s life span, reduce utility bills, and keep your family comfortable.
If you can only do one home improvement that can significantly boost your home’s value, it has to be something that keeps your roof in good shape. It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re looking into selling your home; a good roof can raise your home’s value.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. is your leading provider of roofing services, including asphalt shingle and metal roofing installation. Give us a call at (813) 510-1166. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Tampa, FL, and the surrounding communities.