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Kentucky experiences severe weather on a regular basis, and this weather is often quite unpredictable. Although the state is comfortably nestled inside a mountain range, there are still terrible wind storms that occasionally sweep through, not to mention the thunderstorms in the summer and occasional ice storms in the winter. The protection that a roof provides is critical during inclement weather. In order for it to be as effective as possible, a roof's waterproofing must be perfect, and Northern Kentucky roofers are well-versed with the techniques and materials that must be used in order to ensure a roof-wide weathertight seal that doesn't leave a single gap.

When it comes to weatherproofing, there's no room for error. There must be no leaks whatsoever across the entire face of the roof. Any leak, no matter small, allows rain to enter, the wind an edge to pick at, animals a corner to nest in and worse. Leaks only lead to bigger leaks, and small problems can become big problems at the worst possible time. Reliable waterproofing can be accomplished through multiple layers of protection. By placing one impermeable layer atop another to the depth of three or four layers, a sufficiently water-repellent surface can be achieved. It's possible for a roof to be impenetrable to water as long as the proper roofing techniques are accurately carried out.

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First, either tar paper or some sort of plastic wrap will be placed flat against the wood surface of the roof. It'll be attached to the frame with fasteners that leave no space for water to enter around them. This makes up the first layer of protection.

The shingles will then be placed atop this first layer and positioned so that they overlap with each other, letting the water run from the top of one shingle to the top of the next one below it. In this fashion, the shingles will transition all the way down to the edge of the roof. This comprises the second layer of protection.

The asphalt shingles themselves form the third layer of protection. Since the shingles are exposed to the Kentucky sun every day, the heat will melt them just slightly, causing them to stick together and form a solid and completely rainproof mass. Although they don't fuse together so tightly that they can't be separated by hand, the asphalt adheres to itself adequately enough to keep out the rain and stick together in strong wind.

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