8 July 2019 / Roofing Tips

Roofing Terms – Speaking the Language Like a Pro

Knowing and being familiar with the different roofing terms is more of like getting to know a new country’s language.  The more you know and understand, the more natural things and dealings will be.  Philip Keon wants to bridge this gap. Thus, he creates this article to help homeowners.

Roofing Material – this term is the most basic that you need to know as these are what are being used to construct roofs and over 80% of the residential roofs in the US are made up of asphalt shingles.

Other Essential Roofing Terms:

  • roofing termsRoofing Nails – this is used to securing all roofing materials except metal and rubber
  • Roofing Screws – this is being used by metal roofing to obtain other materials attached to it while rubber roofing uses an adhesive.
  • Roof Edging – this is a strip of either aluminum or steel that is run around the entire perimeter of a roof to create a finished appearance and to support shingles.

Describing the Roof Itself:

  • Crown – the highest part of the peaked roof
  • Edge – edge along the sides of gables or the gutters
  • Overlap – area of one shingle placed over the edge of another
  • Roof Glue – one of the different roofing terms referring to the tarry adhesive which roofers seal one layer of shingles to an underlying layer

The list above is just a few of the roofing terms being used by both homeowners and roofing contractors.  As you go through knowing more about your roof, you will eventually know and understand more terms, which will also help you in dealing with all the business around roofs.