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Common Roofing Terms Homeowners Need to Know

Common Roofing Terms Homeowners Need to Know

Common Roofing Terms Homeowners Need to Know by Rock Solid Exteriors

In case you own a house for a certain period of time, there are Common Roofing Terms Homeowners Need to Know. In a situation like this, you have two options – to solve the problem yourself or to hire a professional roofing contractor. According to many experts, a second option is always a better option because it will save you time and money. On top of that, you will know that the job is done by true professionals. Regardless of the option you select, learning more about the common roofing terms is a smart idea. By learning these terms, you will learn more about the things that should be done and why they should be done in the first place. In this article, we will share a few common roofing terms homeowners need to know.

Shingles

Even though many people think that they know what a shingle is, it won’t harm to read the definition. Shingles are thin elongated pieces of material that come in a rectangle form. They are laid in rows on the roof and their basic purpose is to provide efficient covering against rain, snow and other elements. Shingles are made from different materials, but according to some statistics, asphalt shingles are the most used type of shingles.

Roofing tiles

A roofing tile is a pre-formed baked slab made from different materials and placed in rows. They have more or less the same role as shingles. Roofing tiles are made from metal, asphalt and other materials.

Cupping

This is a term used to describe the improper installation of shingles conducted over old shingles or similar roofing element which makes the roof prone to damages. This is a common mistake made by people who are fond of the DIY method. A professional roofing contractor can’t make such mistake.

Drip edge

Drip edges are actually strips that come in the form of the letter L. They are installed close the roof’s edges. Their basic purpose is to let the water drip from the eaves. Even though there are drip edges made from different materials, the vast majority of them are of metal.

Underlayment

This roofing term is also known as tar paper or felt and it is used to describe a secondary coating/layer of protection placed between roofing tiles or shingles and the roof’s sheathing.

Sheathing

Many roofers know this term as the deck. Sheathing is an OSB or plywood board (although there are different varieties available in the market too). All the roofing materials are attached to the sheathing. On the other hand, the sheathing is attached too – to rafters.

Flashing

Flashing represents strips made of metal that have one objective – keeping chimneys, ventilation pipes and roof’s valleys safe from seeping.

Other Roofing Terms

Starters, metal roofing sheets, dormer, eave, cornice, gutter, rafters, fascia, rake, and ridge are some other common roofing terms. To learn more, be sure to call Rock Solid Exteriors. With over 25 years of experience, they are the roofing experts with wealth of knowledge.

 

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Shawn Cerrasco
Shawn Cerrasco
01:43 26 Apr 17
Rock Solid sent Joe to my house 1day after the devastating windstorm several weeks ago. Due to how busy they were, Joe didn't make it to our house until the sun was setting. We thought we'd have to reschedule, but Joe got a ladder and a flash light and headed up onto our roof. He immediately identified the worst spots, and though it was getting dark, he still made sure that those parts were tarped. Joe met with our insurance adjuster, gave us shingle samples and helped us pick the right shingle for our house. Jeremy and his crew installed our new roof. They were professional and courteous. They paid great attention to detail and did a thorough clean up. My husband and I couldn't be more pleased with the work and the look of our home. Thank you!read more
Robert Meitzler
Robert Meitzler
14:38 27 Mar 17
Levi (Owner of Rock Solid) and I have been very close friends for 25 years, so naturally he was the very first person I called when I saw shingles scattered across my lawn during Michigan’s 2nd biggest wind storm in history. He said he would have someone at my house tomorrow to assess the situation, and he’ll personally call me with the results. The following day I had someone on my roof while I was at work, and Levi called me later that afternoon to let me know temporary coverage was applied and that he’ll have someone out at my house about 2-weeks to repair the damage. He was honest with me over phone, describing to me that he needs to focus his resources on those homes in which temporary covering would not suffice and roof replacement was mandatory. Well exactly 15 days later I get a text from Levi letting me know that someone would be out to repair my roof. I was extremely pleased how timely the roof repair was done, accurate to the dates he provided up front. I mentioned in the beginning that I’m friends with Levi as I want to share with you the morals in which I know he stands for. He’s honest, hard-working, kind, fair, and trust worthy and during this situation I got to see all those ethics applied from Levi as a business owner. I would highly recommend Rock Solid Exteriors to any of my family or friends!!!!!read more
Tom Brennan
Tom Brennan
07:22 30 Mar 17
Jason, the salesman, helped us through the entire process of getting our roof fixed after the hail storm of 2016. These guys are pros at what they do. I felt at ease right off the bat. The whole crew has been helpful and friendly, and boy are they fast! I would and have been recommending Rock Solid to help my friends and neighbors after the storm last year. Thank you guys!!read more
Sonia J
Sonia J
20:17 18 Apr 17
My salesman Joe Minauro came to my door to let me know that alot of my shingles were on the ground from the wind and suggested for me to call my home insurance....I am soooo grateful to Joe and Rock Solid, not only did I get a new roof that I did not have to pay for but the customer service, the quality, cleanliness and friendliness of Joe and the crew was awesome. Thank you.read more
Jana H
Jana H
10:11 08 Jun 17
We had a great experience with this company! They worked hard for our business giving us an amazing deal on our siding. Our home looks fantastic now. The workers were quick polite and professional. They did an amazing job. We couldn't be happier.read more
Scott Henson
Scott Henson
03:47 14 Jun 17
I needed a new roof and wanted to look a little more into this company because I had a friend use them, and she had nothing but good things to say about the company. I notice that Joe Minauro's name was mentioned in one of the past clients reviews so when I called I had requested him,, Joe promptly responded and scheduled a appointment with us, then after we started going over everything with him you would have thought we were Joe's only customers , but I knew this not to be true his phone was ringing none stop. Joe has been very attentive and we felt taken care of through the whole process. Thanks Joe!read more
Nannette Mercier
Nannette Mercier
12:57 28 Jun 17
Kudos to this company and the crew! They took my tired looking mobile home and made it look like new. I had siding and gutters replaced. What a great experience from the initial visit with the sales representative to the installation crew. Very professional, when the job was done they put everything back in my flower bed, my grill back and even my trash cans. Then I noticed they fixed a loose board on my steps. I highly recommend them.read more
Melanie Whitehead
Melanie Whitehead
15:30 20 Jul 17
Rock Solid is just that, a rock solid company who do a great job. The owner, Levi, is an honest and honorable man. They do great work and I would suggest them to anyone looking for any exterior work. Thanks Levi and company!read more
Ruth Pisani
Ruth Pisani
15:58 21 Jul 17
Nathan from Rock Solid worked with me..Everything went smoothly and the crew, office staff all a great bunch of people. From start to finish clean up. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars.read more
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