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!