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What’s That For? Dayton Roofing Questions Answered! Valleys and Side Walls Edition


Your roofing estimate might have some terms that you’re not sure what they mean. It’s important for you to be knowledgeable about what is planned for your roof installation, so let us help! We’ll explain valleys and side walls today.

Valleys on your roof are where two downward slopes come together. You might see them behind a dormer or where an addition or garage juts out from the main roof. It is a high-traffic area for water runoff on your roof, so it is important for it to be adequately protected and covered. We described a while back about the ice and water shield underlayment that guards against leaks, and valleys are one of those areas where it’s important to have it.

Side walls are another meeting point, but it is where one part of the roof meets against a wall of your home. This might come into play where a lower part of a bi-level adjoins the taller home structure or the base of a dormer. Side walls have flashing installed to help seal and protect that area of the roof. This provides protection from the rain runoff that would be present in the side wall area.

Demystifying the elements of the roofing estimate can assist you in making an informed decision. If you have any questions about something on one of our proposals, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!