Residential Roofing 101

An overview of the residential services we provide include:

Residential Roofing 101

  • Roof Replacement

    • Shingle
    • Tile
    • Slate
    • Metal
  • Roof Repairs

    • Leaks
    • Damaged shingles or flashing
    • Mold and algae
    • Stain removal
  • Energy Saving Systems

    • Attic Ventilation
    • Attic Insulation
    • Radiant Barrier
    • Ridge Vent Installation
  • Other Roofing Solutions

    • Chimney Caps and Water-Proofing
    • Gutters (aluminum, copper and steel; all profiles and sizes available)
    • Skylights
  • Other Services

    • Windows and Doors
    • Siding Repairs and Installations
    • Fencing Repairs and Installations
    • Paint
    • Christmas Light Installation

 

Terms You Should Know

  • Cornice: The overhang of the roof at the eaves line that forms a connection between the roof and the sidewalls.
  • Decking: The surface, usually plywood, to which roofing materials are applied
  • Drip Edge: An L-shaped strip (usually metal) installed along roof edges to allow water run off to drip clear of the deck, eaves and siding.
  • Eave: The horizontal lower edge of a sloped roof
  • Fascia: A flat board, band or face located at a cornice’s outer edge
  • Felt/Underlayment: A sheet of asphalt-saturated material used as a secondary layer of protection for the roof deck.
  • Flashing: Pieces of metal used to prevent the seepage of water around any intersection or projection in a roof system, such as vent pipes, chimneys, valleys, and joints at vertical walls.
  • Louvers: Slatted devices installed in a gable or soffit (the underside of eaves) to ventilate the space below a roof deck and equalize air temperature and moisture.
  • Penetrations: Vents, pipes, stacks, chimneys – anything that penetrates a roof deck.
  • Rafters: The supporting framing to which a roof deck is attached
  • Rake: The inclined edge of a roof over a wall.
  • Ridge: The top edge of two intersecting sloping roof surfaces
  • Slope: Measured by rise in inches for each 12 inches of horizontal run.
  • Square: The common measurement for roof area. One square is 100 square feet (10 by 10 feet).
  • Truss: Engineered components that supplement rafters in many newer homes. Trusses are designed for specific applications and cannot be cut or altered.
  • Valley: The angle formed at the intersection of two sloping roof surfaces.