How Well Do You Know Your Roof?

Roof KnowledgeWe understand that well informed customers are satisfied customers, so we have designed this page to provide some general information that will help you better understand your roof. Take a few minutes to browse this page and you will come away better informed on one of the most important protective components of your home.

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The Roofing Process

Your professional roofing contractor should be skilled and trained to provide proper installation. This is critical to long term performance. The contractor should be trained in installation techniques that cover the following areas:

  • Proper reroofing techniques
  • Overall inspection ·
  • Deck preparation
  • Usage and application of underlayment
  • Secure attachment with the proper amount and location of nails
  • Metal drip edge installation
  • Shingle application and the proper offset
  • Valley construction, which kind to use, shingled or metal, and the proper application
  • Proper flashing installation around pipes and vents
  • Proper ventilation
  • Hip and ridge installation and the special techniques that finish the job properly

Roof Structure

Why Ventilation is Important:

From reducing energy bills to extending the life of a roof, attic ventilation is an extremely important component of keeping a house in good condition. With the potential energy loss in a home through the attic capable of reaching a ratio of greater than 40 percent, this statistic alone points to the fact that attic ventilation is very important. In addition to energy efficiency, ventilated attics help keep the home safe and free from structural damage. An inefficient attic is capable of costing the homeowner hundreds of dollars a year or more.

To counteract this inefficiency, proper attic ventilation, along with insulation, is often used to provide another barrier between the home and the outside elements. While the attic does this somewhat all by itself, the ventilation helps keep the air in the upper regions of the home from becoming too stagnant, and getting to be one temperature extreme or the other. In some cases, the air temperature of an attic that does not have proper ventilation can approach 160 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 71 degrees Celsius).

Although you may find hundreds of contractors in the Greater Sacramento area who claim to have experience roofing Sacramento, not all of those companies have the knowledge needed to do the job properly. Discover for yourself how roofing services from Yancey Home Improvements can maximize your home’s security and curb appeal. Our representatives are waiting to answer your questions by phone at 916-455-7730 or via email.

Please feel free to contact us for a free in-home consultation and design appointment when considering the replacement of your roofing needs.

Call Yancey Home Improvements today at: 916-455-7730 or

to request an appointment online.

The 5 Most Common Roofing Problems

Common Roofing Problems

Please feel free to contact us for a free in-home consultation and design appointment when considering the replacement of your roofing needs.

Call Yancey Home Improvements today at: 916-455-7730 or click our Contact Us link below to request an appointment online.