Understanding roof anatomy helps to prevent leaks and damage with roof repairs and roof installation. Understanding roof anatomy helps to prevent leaks and damage with roof repairs and roof installation.

Roofing Basics

Roofing Basics: Roof Anatomy

To help you understand the anatomy of a typical residential roof, we have included the following illustrations. These should help you to identify certain structures of your roof and give you the common terminology for those parts. If you have specific questions regarding your roof, please contact us. You may also click on the manufacturers logos below which will direct you to their websites. They too offer valuable information which you may find helpful.

The anatomy of a roof includes ventalation, insulation, deck, ice and water barrier, felt, and shingles

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