For most people, the roof exists to keep the weather out of their homes. If they notice it at all, it is to appreciate how well it blends with the house and into the neighborhood.
However, if you want to enjoy the protection of your roof for as long as possible, you will have to do better than this, otherwise you will likely experience many problems that will go far beyond the aspect. Considering that the roof is one of the most expensive things you will have to invest in during your life (without considering the damages a broken roof may cause), your best interest is to have it installed by the best roofers Fort Worth has, protect it and ensure regular maintenance. For this, you will have to get familiar with the anatomy of your roof.
The structure of the roof is quite similar in most of the cases, consisting in a deck (the structural base) and the underlayment (a protective waterproof layer, installed between the deck and the roofing cover).
The roofing cover can be made from different materials and, at this point, roofs start to diverge from one another. Residential buildings typically have pitched roofs, covered with shingles, shakes, tiles, stone or metal, while commercial buildings mostly have flat roofs, covered with different membranes.
The anatomy of a roof also includes different fasteners suitable for different types of roofing, as well as flashing (installed at the intersections of eves, valleys and different planes of the roof), gutters, vents and other roof penetrations (dryers, skylights etc.)