KCG Roofing is an expert in roofs and would love to share that knowledge with our community. Knowing the components and materials of your roof will help you spot signs of damage and decide if it is time to have it repaired or replaced. Although you will need to have some training in order to make these repairs or replacements properly, KCG Roofing will send a technician to you. We are happy to send qualified technicians to your location to make sure that repairs are done correctly the first time. Here are the major components of your roof.

Shingles and Metal Sheeting

This is the most familiar part of the roof. Your roof’s exterior layer is made up of either asphalt shingles or metal sheeting. The roof’s exterior layer is made of metal sheets or asphalt shingles. They are more susceptible to weather damage like hail, snow, rain, etc. Asphalt shingles typically last between fifteen and twenty years before they need to be replaced. Metal sheeting can last up to seventy years. You should still be on the lookout for signs of rust and missing shingles. Repairs are more effective if done quickly.

Roof Flashing

Roofers are skilled at thinking of all possibilities. To direct water away from roof areas, roofers use roof flashing. These flashings are placed around roof features like skylights, chimneys, vents, and chimneys. Without flashings, water can seep into your walls and ceilings if there are no flashings around these points. Roof leaks can be caused by damaged flashings or poorly installed flashings.

Decking and Underlayment

The roof decking is the base on which the underlayment, shingles, and soffit are placed. The decking is the foundation of the roof and holds all other components together. The decking is typically made from plywood or OSB. However, some commercial roofs are made of concrete or metal. The underlayment is designed to increase water resistance. If water leaks past the shingles, it’s time to call KCG Roofing.

Joists & Support

The roof’s support structure is made up of metal and wood joists. These are the foundation of your roofing. Your roof will be strong against wind and other pressures thanks to the metal or wood joists. These joists can be either angled or flat, depending on the size and type of building.


Your roof protects your home from the elements, and the insulation in your roofing keeps your home warm or cool. You can quickly see a drop in energy efficiency if your building does not have quality insulation. There are many kinds of insulation available, but fiberglass is the most popular.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does roof repair in Englewood Florida! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.