What Materials Are Used in a Roof Replacement?
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What Materials Are Used in a Roof Replacement?

Your Twin Cities home is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make. It’s no surprise you want to learn, in detail, the processes that come with investing further into it, and roofing is one of the most effective upgrades you can conduct on your home. Not only does a roofing project protect your home from the harsh elements, but it can also help you cut down on your energy costs.

When it comes time for residential roof replacement, you may be looking at a pretty hefty investment. You have a right to educate yourself in your process and the materials used.

Here is an overview of the materials used during roof replacement!

Roof Decking

Roof decking is the first layer of your roof; it's the barrier between your interior and exterior. Roof decking is either plywood or oriented strand board (OSB.) These thin sheets of boards cover an expansive area, perfect for protecting your roof. Roof decking may need to be replaced with the rest of your roof if mold or other damage is found during demolition.


Underlayment is placed right over your roof decking. Underlayment is a felt material specifically made for protecting your roof decking from moisture damage. You may not ever see underlayment on your roof, but it plays a pivotal role in protecting your roof from the elements.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most recognizable material in the roofing process.

Asphalt shingles are made out of three primary materials:

●        Cellulose Fiber (Wood Pulp)

●        Glass Fibers

●        Asphalt Granules

Shingles are, essentially, your roof’s outermost armor, protecting it against the hot summer sun, rain, snow, and hail. Asphalt shingles can withstand up to 130 MPH winds during severe weather.

Ridge Capping

Ridge capping is shingles meant to act as trimming for your roof. Ridge caps are installed at the peak where the sides of the top meet, giving every square inch extra protection.

Roof Flashing

Roof flashing is a metal material installed anywhere your shingles touch certain parts of your roof, such as the chimney or a wall. Roof flashing helps direct water away from the areas your shingles butt up against.

Drip Edge

Drip edge is a metal flashing installed at the edge of your roof to help direct water flow to your home’s gutters.

Contact Eastern Roofing & Siding for High-Quality Exterior Services

When you require trusted roofing, siding, windows, or any other exterior projects you desire to complete, call on Eastern Roofing & Siding!

Request a free estimate online or give us a call at 651-238-1313 today!

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