Roofing Resources 2017-06-09T14:04:23+00:00

Roofing Resources

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Roofing Glossary

A type of roof discoloration caused by algae, commonly called fungus growth.
American Society for Testing and Materials. A voluntary organization concerned with development of consensus standards, testing procedures and specifications.
Fine mineral matter applied to the back side of shingles to keep them from sticking.
Bubbles that may appear on the surface of asphalt roofing after installation.
A method of reroofing with metric-sized shingles.
A package of shingles. There are 3, 4 or 5 bundles per square.
To fill a joint with mastic or asphalt cement to prevent leaks.
A line made on the roof by snapping a taut string or cord dusted with chalk. Used for alignment purposes.
A method of valley treatment in which shingles from one side of the valley extend across the valley while shingles from the other side are trimmed two inches from the valley centerline. The valley flashing is not exposed.
Pre-formed flange placed over a vent pipe to seal the roof around the vent pipe opening. Also called a vent sleeve.
The change of water from vapor to liquid when warm, moisture-laden air comes in contact with a cold surface.
A row of shingles or roll roofing running the length of the roof.
A peaked saddle construction at the back of a chimney to prevent accumulation of snow and ice and to deflect water around the chimney.
The surface installed over the supporting framing members to which the roofing is applied.
Application of asphalt roofing such that the lapped portion is at least two inches wider than the exposed portion, resulting in two layers of roofing material over the deck.
A non-corrosive, non-staining material used along the eaves and rakes to allow water run-off to drip clear of underlying construction.
The horizontal, lower edge of a sloped roof
Boards nailed along eaves and rakes after cutting back existing wood shingles to provide secure edges for reroofing with asphalt shingles.
Application of roll roofing in which all nails are driven into the cemented, overlapping course of roofing. Nails are exposed to the weather.
Tapered wood filler strips placed along the butts of old wood shingles to create a level surface when reroofing over existing wood shingle roofs. Also called horsefeathers.
An asphalt roofing base material manufactured from glass fibers.
See asphalt plastic roofing cement.
Shingles that do not contain factory-applied strips or spots of self-sealing adhesive.

A type of roof containing sloping planes of the same pitch on each side of the ridge. Contains a gable at each end.

Ceramic-coated colored crushed rock that is applied to the exposed surface of asphalt roofing products.
Shortest distance from the butt edge of an overlapping shingle to the upper edge of a shingle in the second course below. The triple coverage portion of the top lap of strip shingles.
The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. Runs from the ridge to the eaves.
Shingles used to cover the inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
Condition formed at the lower roof edge by the thawing and re-freezing of melted snow on the overhang. Can force water up and under shingles, causing leaks.
Strip shingles containing more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. Also called three-dimensional shingles or architectural shingles.
An asphalt-based cement used to adhere overlapping plies of roll roofing.
A type of roof containing two sloping planes of different pitch on each of four sides. The lower plane has a much steeper pitch than the upper, often approaching vertical. Contains no gables.
See asphalt plastic roofing cement.
Asphalt shingles and roll roofing that are covered with granules.
Shingles consisting of a single, solid tab with no cutouts.
Method of installing asphalt shingles on roof slopes between 4 inches and 21 inches per foot.
An asphalt roofing base material manufactured from cellulose fibers.
Wooden platforms used for storing and shipping bundles of shingles.
The number of layers of roofing: i.e. one-ply, two-ply.
Roofing application method in which shingle courses are applied vertically up the roof rather than across and up. Not a recommended procedure.
The inclined edge of a sloped roof over a wall.
A plastic or paper strip that is applied to the back of self-sealing shingles. This strip prevents the shingles from sticking together in the bundles, and need not be removed for application.
Shingles used to cover the horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
Asphalt roofing products manufactured in roll form.
The horizontal distance from the eaves to a point directly under the ridge. One half the span.
An asphalt-impregnated felt used as an underlayment between the deck and the roofing material.
Factory-applied adhesive that bonds shingle courses together when exposed to the heat of the sun after application.
Slight differences in shingle color that may occur as a result of normal manufacturing operations.
A roof containing only one sloping plane. Has no hips, ridges, valleys or gables.
The degree of roof incline expressed as the ratio of the rise, in inches, to the run, in feet.
The finished underside of the eaves.
The horizontal distance from eaves to eaves.
A unit of roof measure covering 100 square feet.
Asphalt roofing applied at the eaves that provide protection by filling in the spaces under the cutouts and joints of the first course of shingles.
Flashing application method used where a vertical surface meets a sloping roof plane.
The exposed portion of strip shingles defined by cutouts.
A shingle distortion that may arise when a new roof is applied over an uneven surface.
That portion of the roofing covered by the succeeding course after installation.
Label displayed on packaging to indicate the level of fire and/or wind resistance of asphalt roofing.
The internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
Any outlet for air that protrudes through the roof deck such as a pipe or stack. Any device installed on the roof, gable or soffit for the purpose of ventilating the underside of the roof deck.
Method of valley construction in which shingles from both sides of the valley extend across the valley and are woven together by overlapping alternate courses as they are applied. The valley flashing is not exposed.
Application of giant individual shingles with the long dimension parallel to the rake. Shingles are applied with a 3/4-inch space between adjacent shingles in a course.
A bituminous waterproofing agent applied to roofing materials during manufacturing. Asphalt plastic roofing cement: An asphalt-based cement used to bond roofing materials. Also known as flashing cement or mastic; should conform to ASTM D-4586.
That portion of the flashing attached to or resting on the deck to direct the flow of water onto the roof covering.
Airborne burning embers released from a fire.
A flat or low-sloped roof consisting of multiple layers of asphalt and ply sheets.
The lower edge of the shingle tabs.
See Asphalt plastic roofing cement.

The highest fire-resistance rating for roofing as per ASTM E-108. Indicates roofing is able to withstand severe exposure to fire originating from sources outside the building.

Fire-resistance rating that indicates roofing materials are able to withstand moderate exposure to fire originating from sources outside the building.

Fire-resistance rating that indicates roofing materials are able to withstand light exposure to fire originating from sources outside the building.

A layer of viscous asphalt applied to the base material into which granules or other surfacing is embedded.
Application of roll roofing in which all nails are driven into the underlying course of roofing and covered by a cemented, overlapping course. Nails are not exposed to the weather.
That portion of the flashing attached to a vertical surface to prevent water from migrating behind the base flashing.
Amount of weather protection provided by the roofing material. Depends on number of layers of material between the exposed surface of the roofing and the deck; i.e., single coverage, double coverage, etc.
The open portions of a strip shingle between the tabs.
A framed window unit projecting through the sloping plane of a roof.
A pipe for draining water from roof gutters. Also called a leader.
Application of giant individual shingles with the long dimension parallel to the eaves. Shingles are applied to overlap adjacent shingles in each course as well as the course below.
Additional layer of roofing material applied at the eaves to help prevent damage from water back-up.
An extension of a building at right angles to its length.
Type of plywood approved by the American Plywood Association for exterior use.
Fibrous material saturated with asphalt and used as an underlayment or sheathing paper.
Pieces of metal or roll roofing used to prevent seepage of water into a building around any intersection or projection in a roof such as vent pipes, chimneys, adjoining walls, dormers and valleys. Galvanized metal flashing should be minimum 26-gauge.

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The upper portion of a sidewall that comes to a triangular point at the ridge of a sloping roof.
A type of roof containing two sloping planes of different pitch on each side of the ridge. The lower plane has a steeper slope than the upper. Contains a gable at each end.
The trough that channels water from the eaves to the downspouts.
Shingles that have the appearance of a hexagon after installation.
A type of roof containing sloping planes of the same pitch on each of four sides. Contains no gables.
See feathering strips.
Individual shingles that mechanically fasten to each other to provide wind resistance.
To cover the surface of one shingles or roll with another.
Method of installing asphalt shingles on roof slopes between two and four inches per foot.
An asphalt-based primer used to prepare masonry surfaces for bonding with other asphalt products.
Finely ground limestone, slate, traprock or other inert materials added to asphalt coatings for durability and increased resistance to fire and weathering.
A method of reroofing with new asphalt shingles over old shingles in which the top edge of the new shingle is butted against the bottom edge of the existing shingle tab.
Any wood based panel that does not contain veneer and carries an APA span rating, such as wafer board or oriented strand board.
Method of valley construction in which shingles on both sides of the valley are trimmed along a chalk line snapped on each side of the valley. Shingles do not extend across the valley. Valley flashing is exposed.
That portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building.
The degree of roof incline expressed as the ratio of the rise, in feet, to the span, in feet.
An asphalt-based cement used to adhere tabs of strip shingles to the course below. Also used to adhere roll roofing laps applied by the concealed nail method.
The supporting framing member immediately beneath the deck, sloping from the ridge to the wall plate.
Shingles on which tabs vary in size and exposure.
The uppermost, horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
The vertical distance from the eaves line to the ridge.
An asphalt-saturated tape used with asphalt cements for flashing and patching asphalt roofing.
Asphalt used to impregnate an organic felt base material.
Shingles containing factory-applied strips or spots of self-sealing adhesive.
That portion of roll roofing overlapped by the succeeding course to obtain double coverage.
Exterior grade boards used as a roof deck material.
Asphalt roofing that provides one layer of roofing material over the deck.
Roll roofing that is covered with ground talc or mica instead of granules (coated).
A vent pipe that penetrates the roof.
A self-adhering, waterproofing shingle underlayment designed to protect against water infiltration due to ice dams or wind driven rain.
Shingles on which tabs are all the same size and exposure.
Steep slope application: Method of installing asphalt shingles on roof slopes greater than 21 inches per foot.
Asphalt shingles that are approximately three times as long as they are wide.
See back surfacing.
See laminated shingles.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Asphalt saturated felt used beneath roofing to provide additional protection for the deck.
Any material used to prevent the passage of water vapor.
See collar.