Dry-in refers to waterproofing and sealing around areas, such as chimneys, vents and skylights, which penetrate through the roof deck or shingles. This process involves applying a self-adhesive membrane around these penetrations, which acts as an additional layer of protection against water leakage or infiltration into your attic space.
Keep reading as Bone Dry Roofing Florida discusses other things you should know about the dry-in roof process.
How the Dry-in Process Works
During the dry-in process, the underlayment is installed on top of the decking in order to ensure a watertight and secure roof. Special attention is paid to the roof’s valleys to ensure complete coverage.
Before the shingles are installed, however, it is necessary for an inspector to come and inspect the dry-in process. This inspection includes three components: sheathing, deck and fastener inspection; water barrier and metal inspection; and a final inspection.
First, the sheathing, deck, and fastener inspection evaluate the condition of the existing and any replaced plywood or deck boards, as well as the fastener type and spacing to ensure they comply with the codes.
Then the water barrier, drip edge, flashing and valley metal, along with their fasteners, are inspected for code compliance.
The final inspection encompasses a review of the roof and related components for completion and code compliance, as well as debris removal from the roof and surrounding area.
Why the Dry-In Process Matters
The dry-in process for shingle roofing is important in order to ensure a watertight seal around the roof deck. It is also essential for the shingles to be installed correctly and securely, as the dry-in can help protect the roof from wind, rain and ice damage.
The dry-in process is also necessary to maintain the integrity of the roof and to prevent moisture from getting into your attic space. This is important because moisture entering your attic can lead to mold and mildew growth.
Additionally, the dry-in process helps to maintain the life of the shingles, as it helps to seal gaps between the flashing and other roofing materials. This prevents water from seeping through and causing the shingles to lift and blow off in strong winds.
Need a Dry-In Roofing Contractor?
Dry-in is an essential process in roof maintenance that helps to prevent long-term damage from weather conditions. If you need a reliable contractor for your drying roof project, turn to Bone Dry Roofing Florida. Call 941-343-5622 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.