Main Components Of Your Roof

It may not always look that complicated, but a lot actually goes into your roof. While it may take a lot of time to learn all of this information, it doesn’t hurt for you to take in some of the basics for yourself. To help you do that, we’ve put together some basic information about the main components of your roof.

roof diagram

The rafters, pictured to the left standing at an angle, lift up the weight of your roof against gravity. Their slant also keeps water from pooling up.  Connected between them rests the ridge board at the apex of the roof. Now, because of their angle, left unattended the rafters would push apart the walls of your house under their own weight. To prevent this, the ceiling joist gets fastened between them.




That covers the bare bones of how your roof works. Should your roof need services in in Dallas, Tx, Eclat Roofing has you covered. If you would like more information, you can reach us at (214) 373-1500 or (817) 800-1881.