ROOFING 101

Roof Decking


Roof decking (or roof sheathing) is the wooden boards that make up the framing of your roof. These boards are what your shingles and other components are installed on.

Underlayment


Underlayment is a synthetic felt material used over your decking to provide additional protection.


Drip Edge


Drip edge is the metal flashing that’s installed at the edges of the roof to protect your fascia and other roofing components. It’s a code to have it on your roof and must be installed correctly or it could lead to failed home inspection.

Starter Shingles


Starter shingles are a pre-cut roll of adhesive roofing that goes underneath the first course of shingles to ensure your roof has a good seal at the edges of your roof (the eaves and along the rakes).

Roof Flashing


Roof flashing is metal placed anywhere your shingles butt up against something, such as a wall, chimney, or in open valleys.

Ice and Water Shield


Ice and water shield is the waterproof membrane used to protect your roof from ice and water damage in valleys and other problem areas on your roof..


Ridge Cap


Ridge capping is the trim installed at the peak where the two slopes of a roof meet. They’re thicker than regular shingles and pre-bent so they can form to the ridges on your roof.

Roof Vents


Roof vents allow your attic and home to breathe properly.

Shingles


Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing material known for their durability and affordability. They consist of a fiberglass mat coated with asphalt and granules, providing protection against the elements while offering a wide range of colors and styles to suit various architectural designs.

Metal


Metal roofs are a durable and long-lasting roofing option known for their strength and resistance to extreme weather conditions. They are often made from materials such as steel, aluminum, or copper, offering excellent protection against elements like rain, snow, wind, and fire.


Gutters


Gutters are essential components of a building's drainage system, designed to collect and redirect rainwater away from the roof and foundation. Typically made of materials such as aluminum or vinyl, gutters help prevent water damage and erosion by channeling the flow of water to designated downspouts.

Tile


Tile roofs are a popular choice for their aesthetic appeal and longevity, with materials such as clay or concrete tiles providing a classic and elegant look to a building.