The angle created by the intersection of two inclined roof planes to provide water runoff is a valley. Due to the amount of water flowing through that area of a roof, when repairing an asphalt shingle roof, it is necessary to consider how the area will be covered. Different techniques exist to shingle the area with dimensional asphalt roofing material. Closed cut valleys are the most aesthetically common. If you’re looking for more tips, Auburn Roofing Association has it for you. In a closed cut valley application, shingles stretch across the valley from one side of the valley while shingles are trimmed back a few inches from the centreline of the valley from the other side. There is no exposure to any flickering. Flashing is evident when using the open cut valley roofing process. Open cut valleys may be used in certain design types to generate visual excitement or boost functionality. Some contractors will use ice and water shields under the shingles, while others will opt to add flashing metal. In addition, for extra security, some contractors can mount both. Many considerations will be weighed by a competent roofing contractor and a decision will be made as to the best approach and style for the particular project. These suggestions will be included in a detailed estimate. To allow moisture to escape and avoid damage to the roof and the entire house, all roofs need to be vented. There are many types of systems for ventilating the roof. The most common ones are ridge vents. They are mounted along the roof ridge or peak and allow hot air to escape and in the soffit vents to draw cool air. What form and design of vent will be built will be included in a comprehensive roof replacement estimate. Ridge vents come in various types to conform to the choice of the house, shingle design, and homeowner as to how often they stand out or blend in with the rest of the new roof. A competent roofing contractor may suggest installing a cricket if the home has a chimney, if there is not one already. A cricket at the back of a chimney is a peaked device to help avoid the build-up of snow and ice and to deflect water around the chimney. The calculation should discuss pipes and fans on the roof. These are vents that allow air from the attic, bathroom, or other household needs to escape from the home. During the project, a contractor will say how they will handle them. They will retain the same ones, replace them with new tubing, or suggest a different form of ventilation or fan.