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A Basic Overview of Roofing Components

Renovating your roof can be a stressful process whether you are just installing new insulation or installing entirely new shingles.  There are several elements that go into renovating a roof, including roof specialists that are highly skilled in the craft.  However, it is important that you have some understanding of roofs so that you can make the best decision.  If you want to start to learn about roof, you should know the all of the components that come together to form a roof.


The protective layer that is placed between the plywood and the shingles on your roof is called the underlayment.  It protects a roof from the elements so that you will never have to worry about heavy rain damaging your roof. It is common for a waterproof membrane to be combined with the underlayment to provide as much protection as possible.


One of the most important elements to any roofing design is the flashing because it diverts water away from the home.  Pieces or sheets of metal are constructed on a roof to prevent water from pooling in one spot. Flashing can be made out of a variety of materials including stainless steel, alloy, and copper.  The professionals at DiBello Roofing are experienced in working with a variety of materials to ensure that waters doesn’t damage your roof.

Shingles or Tiles

The outermost layer of a roof consists of shingles or tiles, and is the layer homeowners are most familiar with.  They sit on top of the underlayment and absorb the most damage from the elements. So, it is essential that you take your time when choosing shingle or tile materials because you want to choose the most durable.  Popular shingle materials include asphalt and metal. The professionals at DiBello have experience in installing any type of shingle in an efficient manner.

Phil DiBello Family Roofing Is A Leading Roofer of Howard County!

Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Howard County as well as Baltimore and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority!

To stop down and visit us in person for your free written estimate, we are centrally located at:

1440 East Clement Street Baltimore, Maryland 21230

At Phil DiBello Family Roofing, we rely on our strong backbone of experience and knowledge to maintain our reputation

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