Roof Construction

2023 Roof Sheathing Installation, Prices, Options

The roofing system is a complex structure where several elements work together to ensure safe and durable protection against the elements.

Roof sheathing, also known as roof decking, lays the groundwork for the functionality of this system.

Understanding the ins and outs of roof sheathing can help you make all the right choices and set up the rest of the roof for success.

What Is Roof Sheathing?

Roof sheathing is a protective layer of material (typically wood-based) installed directly over the roof rafters or trusses.

This layer covers the roof’s entire surface, offering a sturdy support system for the roof covering (asphalt shingles, wood shakes, metal roofing, etc.) 

Average Cost Of Roof Sheathing

On average,

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Best Shingles For High Winds (2024 Guide)

The best shingles for high winds are specially made to withstand the battering effects that extreme weather conditions can have on the roof of your home.

Strong winds can pull standard shingles off roofs, creating hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Wind rated shingles can be a great choice for areas with unpredictable climates.

To get started on your roof replacement, contact your local roofing pros for FREE ESTIMATES!

How Much Do Wind Resistant Shingles Cost?

The cost of premium shingles rated to withstand high winds varies depending on the materials you choose.

Asphalt shingles are among the most cost-effective, with an average price of $3.30 per square foot.

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Rafter Length Calculator

Rafter Calculator estimates the length, board size, quantity, cost per board and total cost of lumber.

The estimates are based on your house foot print (length and width) and roof slope.

Rafter prices are based on quotes from multiple lumber yards and building material suppliers.

This calculator will give you the total number of rafters needed for the job (including ridge boards), length of each rafter, length of lumber (boards) for each rafter, as well as total cost for all materials, presented in easy to understand form.

It is excellent for framers, builder, contractors, GC’s and architects and will be helpful in planning new construction projects.

How To Use Roof Rafter Calculator

Roof Framing CalculatorUse the diagram on the right to correctly enter your roof dimensions –

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How To Determine Roof Pitch

Using roof pitch you can quickly and accurately calculate a roof’s size and the amount of materials needed for installation.

Most contractors use roof pitch measurement as a primary way to calculate roof area.

What Is Roof Pitch?

“Roof Pitch” is a term you may often hear from a roofer, an architect or a framing contractor / builder. It is the most common way in US and Canada to describe a roof’s basic quality – slope or steepness.

Roof pitch is represented in inches rise of 12 inches run. For example a “3 pitch” or “3 in 12 pitch” or “3/12 pitch”, all mean that the roof rises 3 inches, for every 12 inches of its horizontal run.

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4 Essential Parts Of A Roof

Here is a detailed guide to the most important roof parts: underlayment, insulation, ice and water barrier, and ventilation.

Getting high quality roof components should be a top priority if you want to have leak-free, long lasting protection. Sometimes contractors may take advantage of a homeowner’s lack of knowledge and install low quality roofing systems together with expensive shingles.

Don’t let this happen to you!

Find out which materials we recommend to use, and how to install them correctly. These offer the best value and long term performance in harsh weather conditions.


One of the most essential features of a durable roofing system is underlayment. It provides critical protection and serves as an additional barrier against the elements.

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