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FAQ: Your Roofing Questions Answered

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FAQ: Roofing

Can’t I just do the work myself?

This is one of the most common roofing questions we’ve answered! For good reason, Western Products employs only factory-trained roofing installers. They are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace a roof. Additionally, on some products, the warranty could be void if not installed properly by professionals.

What is a roofing underlayment?

A roofing underlayment is typically a rubberized membrane that goes under shingles to prevent water penetration. It is the one piece of a roofing system that is expressly designed to be waterproof. Without a self-adhered underlayment, water from wind-driven rain or ice dams can infiltrate under your shingles. This can severely damage your roof, or even worse, the inside of your home.

Why is roof ventilation so important?

Good ventilation promotes proper air circulation in your attic. This keeps it cooler in the summer months and dilutes and removes moisture in both winter and summer. Both are factors in preventing damage to a roof deck and premature distortion and deterioration of shingles. Proper ventilation can also help to prevent ice damming in the frigid winter months by controlling moisture. Trust that our experts will make sure all of your roofing questions are answered.

How do I know which type of roof is right for me?

There are so many types to consider, and we want to answer all of your questions. Because of this, it is best to speak with a professional to discuss your options and find the best fit for your home. A Western Products roofing professional will be more than happy to go over the available types of roofing. They will help you decide what would be best for the architectural style and needs of your roof.

Why are more people choosing metal roofs for their homes?

Metal is a great choice for a house in snow country, as well as agricultural areas. There are many types of steel to choose from, including galvanized low-end and high-end copper, as well as many more options in between. There are also numerous metal roofing styles, ranging from standing seam to metal shingles. Metal roofing is remarkably durable in extreme conditions. It is also long-lasting. Most metal roofs last for up to 50 years, and can even help to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Get your Roofing Questions Answered Today!

Discover how a commitment to quality products, professional installation, and exceptional service has made Western Products the most trusted name for roofing in the Upper Midwest for more than 75 years. Schedule a complimentary discussion with a free estimate on roofing in Fargo, ND, by calling Western Products today at 800-743-3632.