Depending on the type of roof you own, the way in which it is constructed and its operation will differ greatly from one case to another. Some Port Huron roofing systems are intricately designed to protect your home from the elements, insulate it and even increase their lifespans through elements such as coatings, a reflective design or even an aerodynamic construction. Also, there are flat roofs typically used on large buildings and in commercial applications, which can be installed quite easily and are also very practical.
The typical construction of a roof consists of a type of underlying decking – usually made of wood or some other supportive material – and an exterior shell – which can be EPDM or metal for flat roofing systems, or materials like slate, asphalt or concrete in the case of sloped roofing constructions designed for residential applications.
The roof works long term by creating an exterior protective shell that can be repaired and replaced more efficiently and affordably, when needed. Although the interior structure can sustain damage over time, it will be protected, for the most part.
So keep in mind that, when you do DIY repairs, you typically only fix the external damage. Occasional roofing inspections are required, and you have to call in the pros sometimes, to be able to spot the internal damages that are not always so easily visible.