When homeowners are discussing their roof with professionals, some tend to think that a roof is only composed of parts like the shingles, deck and underlayment. This isn’t necessarily the case as according to roofing and home insulation contractors, there is one part of the roof that is equally important as the aforementioned: the valleys.
Here are the differences between open and closed valleys.
If you opt for an open valley, a sheet of metal will be fastened to your roof at its joints. Afterwards, the shingles will be attached to the roof then cut and sealed where they overlap the metal. According to experts, open valleys can shed ice and water quicker, minimizing granule loss and allowing your roof to last longer than expected. If properly installed, it can also enhance your roof’s curb appeal and is easier to fix if ever it is damaged. However, keep in mind that they can be costly to install as it requires extra materials to be added to your roof.
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Compared to open valleys, closed valleys are more popular amongst homeowners due to their aesthetic qualities and quick and easy installation. Apart from that, they also don’t require extra materials to add to your roof and are very cost-effective. However, keep in mind that they don’t shed ice and water as quickly as open valleys, putting your roof at risk of granule loss and causing it to deteriorate earlier than expected.
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