At Planet Roofing, we believe knowledge is power. We are committed to empowering you achieve the peace of mind that comes with a healthy roof. Whether you are building a home or you plan to replace your roof, these roofing terms will help you in your conversations with our skilled roofers.
Apron flashing: Flashing made of metal that is used at chimney fronts
Bundle: A pack of shingles. You can get 3, 4, and 5 bundles per square.
Course: A single row of roll roofing or shingles on the length of a roof.
Deck: The layer on which roofing is applied. It is usually planks, wood boards, or plywood.
Eaves flashing: An extra layer of roofing material put on the eaves to prevent damage from water backup.
Fascia: Vertical roof trim put along the building’s perimeter below roof level.
Granules: Crushed rock coated with ceramic and fired. It is used as the upper surface of shingles.
Hip roof: A type of roof with four planes coming together at a single peak.
Infrared thermography: detecting moisture in roof insulation with an infrared camera.
Laps: Areas where roll roofing or rolled under-layers overlap during application.
Mats: The universal term for the base material of shingles.
Nail pop: When a nail sits up off the roof because it was not fully driven.
OSB (Oriented Strand Board): Decking material made of wood chips and glues.
Roofing is an art, and the more terms you know, the better results you can get. Contact Planet Roofing today – we are ready to help you achieve the security and peace that comes with a well-made roof!