When talking about your home’s roof, you’ve likely heard your roofer talk about the valleys. There are two kinds of valleys you can consider for your home: closed and open. Regardless of what you choose, both serve the purpose of allowing water to properly run off your roof. But what exactly is it that sets them apart from one another?
Here, the hail damage roof repair experts of Scro’s Roofing Company reveal how closed and open valleys differ from one another.
Closed valleys are the most popular type of valley that you’ll see in residential roofing systems, mainly because they’re aesthetically appealing and are fast and easy to install. Apart from that, since they don’t need extra materials to be installed, they’re often considered as cost-effective option compared to open valleys. However, closed valleys don’t shed ice and water as quickly as open valleys do, which could lead to granule loss for your shingles.
To install closed valleys on your home’s roof, simply turn to the storm damage roof repair pros of Scro’s Roofing Company.
On the other hand, to install an open valley on your roof, a sheet metal will be fastened to your roofing system at its joint. Afterwards, the shingles will be installed on your roof before being cut and sealed at where they overlap the metal. This allows the open valley system to shed ice and water more quickly compared to closed valleys, which minimizes granule loss and allows your roof to have a longer lifespan. If properly installed, this valley can be as aesthetically appealing as closed valleys and is easier to repair.
Keep in mind, however, that open valleys can be a bit costly to install as it will require additional materials to be added to your roof.
Make your search for roofing and gutter companies easier by turning to Scro’s Roofing Company, your leading professionals when it comes to residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (919) 461-0937 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.