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Shed Shopping: Why a Quality Roof Matters

by Dakota Storage Buildings, on January 28, 2016

The quality of your shed's roof matters

Shed Shopping: Why a Quality Roof Matters

If you’re shopping for a shed and comparing prices and quality, you may be wondering if a cheaper price tag means you’re getting lower quality or if a higher price tag means that you’re being ripped off.

While in the midst of research, bear in mind that a good roof is vital. Don’t get a low quality shed in order to save a penny or two. You get what you pay for.

Even roofs have enemies.

The National Roofing Contractors Association believes that all roofs have natural enemies. So while you do not need to hire a roofing contractor for your shed, it’s good to know what may compromise the health of your shed’s roof so that unnecessary damage can be prevented.

  • Sun: Overexposure to heat and ultraviolet rays can cause roofing materials to deteriorate over time.

  • Rain: When water gets underneath shingles, it can cause the roof structure to rot and encourage the growth of mildew.

  • Wind: Extremely high winds can lift shingles' edges and force water and debris underneath them.

  • Moss and Algae: Both moss and algae can grow on moist wood shingles. Besides creating a black-green stain, they can retain moisture, causing rot and deterioration. To avoid these issues, keep nearby trees and bushes trimmed in order to eliminate damp, shaded areas.

Additionally, missing or torn shingles can be a problem. The key to a roof system's effectiveness is complete protection. When shingles are missing or torn off, a roof structure and building interior are vulnerable to water damage and rot. Be sure to replace missing or torn shingles as soon as possible.

Consider our shed’s superior roofing options. They fight against these enemies.

  • A Layer of Felt Protection: We put 15-pound felt on all of our basic and premium sheds and buildings that are 120 square feet or larger. This layer is installed under the roofing and provides extra protection against the weather.

  • OSB Roof Sheeting: We use OSB Roof Sheeting instead of plywood because it is more durable and strong. This is included with all our basic and premium sheds and buildings.

  • Long Steel Roofing: Our steel roofing from Long Creek Steel is engineered to provide superior protection and is available in a variety of color options. Protect your valuable lawn equipment and tools with a strong and dependable shed with an uncompromising roof.

  • TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles by Owens Corning: Our buildings are topped with TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles that utilize SureNail® Technology to ensure durability. They are engineered to survive 130 MPH winds and resist algae.

Go ahead, dig a little deeper. While we can prove that our quality roofs are worth every penny, we have many other durable and practical shed features worth checking out.

And because we don’t have the complications of a middle man, costs are lower, the buying process is streamlined, and you get excellent craftsmanship alongside superior customer service.

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