Roof installation in Fort Collins needs to be done right the first time. Roof installation in Fort Collins needs to be able to stand the test of time, which is why we take the time to look at all five critical components of a roof system (roof, ventilation, gutters, insulation, and siding) prior to installation. It’s important to break the roof down into these five parts because they must all work together as a system. Much of the roof installation in Fort Collins is performed quickly, but inefficiently. This leads to the need for repairs more often, which means more expense to you. Proper installation of a quality roof system requires detailed knowledge of the roof itself. Let’s examine the five critical components of the roof. First, the roof itself is the plane in which all of the materials are made functional. Let’s break this down a bit further into valleys, ridges, gutters, eaves and gables, and sidewalls and headwalls. The valley of a roof is where the two sloping areas of the roof connect. These are typically set at less than a 180 degree angle, and form a drainage system with the gutter. The ridge or “peak” of the roof is the horizontal connecting point between the two sloping roof planes. Gutters are typically installed along the eave of the roof (the edge). The gable is the triangular edge that you can see close to the peak of the roof. Together, the eaves and gables of a home create the perimeter of the roof. Lastly are the sidewalls and headwalls. A sidewall occurs when the roof plane runs with the wall of the home, while the headwall occurs where the roof plane originates from a wall of the home. Ventilation is simply the intake and exhaust of air. Air flow is a vital component to a roof system. This allows for the movement of air, and temperature and moisture regulation underneath the roof itself. There are many different types of vents available to ensure proper ventilation including popular intake vents like soffit vents or roof eave “smart vents,” as well as traditional roof vents, power vents, continuous ridge vents, and gable end vents. Gutter systems help protect your roof from moisture damange. They ensure that all drainage and run-off is efficient, and help protect your siding and trim too. The gutter drain and downspouts are the two elements of a gutter system, and when installed correctly, can help extend the life of your roof. Part of our installation process requires an analysis of your attic, where the insulation has been installed. If installed at proper R-values (measurements of thermal resistance), your home will use energy much more efficiently. Proper installation of insulation at acceptable R-values also allows the insulation to regulate temperatures in your attic. The final component to the roof system is the siding, which can be found at sidewalls and headwalls, and eaves and gables. Siding is typically broken down into three sections: the wall, fascia, and soffit. These components must be analyzed, removed, and re-set as needed to ensure that the installation of the roof goes smoothly, and to make sure that the roof system lasts over time. We take roof installation in Fort Collins seriously, and we want you to do the same. We’re the homeowner’s roofing company, and we guarantee complete satisfaction of our roof installation. Contact Highroad Roofing today!