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How Your Roof Protects Your Home From Moisture


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The roof of your home serves several purposes. Arguably, one of the most important tasks of the roof is to keep moisture from entering inside. When moisture enters the home, it can have a very negative impact on the structural integrity and even pose risks to the health of those inside. There are several ways that this task is made possible. 

Quality Flashing

Installing quality flashing on your roof can make a big difference when it comes to the ability to protect the interior of your home from moisture. Flashing is generally installed around the ventilation pipes, chimney, and other areas where there are protrusions from your roof. This thin metal barrier is used around these locations in order to prevent water from entering the roof through cracks and at transitioning locations between the vertical walls and the roof.

Using Roofing Tiles

The type of tiles that you use on your roof can make a big difference when it comes to moisture protection. For example, wooden shingles are incredibly vulnerable to rot and mold growth. Other types of roofing materials, such as slate roofing, work exceptionally well for moisture infiltration prevention.

Considering Metal or Asphalt Shingles

Metal roofing and asphalt roofing are also exceptional choices when it comes to preventing water and moisture from entering your home. These roofing options are generally water-resistant while working to improve drainage of the water due to the fact that they provide smooth surfaces for the water to run off of.

Having Reliable and Functioning Gutters

Gutters play an important role in driving the water away from your home and keeping your roof dry. When gutters do not function correctly, it can result in pulling and pulling on your roof. This can wait down various areas of the roof surface and cause vulnerabilities that can lead to leaks. Having reliable and functioning gutters are critical when it comes to ensuring the water leaves your roof and is pushed away from your home.

Unfortunately, if the flashing, gutters, or shingles on your roof fail, it can have disastrous consequences. If this happens to you, you need to reach out to our professionals right away.

Use a Reliable Roofing Underlayment

If water is somehow able to penetrate through the roofing surface, a strong and reliable roofing underlayment will make a big difference when it comes to preventing moisture from entering your home. Having a strong roof underlayment positioned below the shingles provides an additional layer of moisture protection, keeping your home safe from moisture and water.

Let Our Central New York Experts Help

At Michael C Graham & Son Construction, we understand the importance of having a strong and reliable roof. For this reason, we remain committed to providing quality roofing services for customers across central New York. 

If you are interested in seeing how we can help keep your home safe and dry, reach out to our team today to schedule a free roof inspection and discuss the financial options available to help with your roofing project.

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