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Basic Roofing Terms

Asphalt - A waterproofing agent added to roofing materials.
Asphalt cement - Asphalt cement used for bonding the roofing materials.
Blisters - Bubbles that can show up on the surface of roofing after it is installed.
Bundle - A package of shingles. There are 3, 4, or 5 bundles per square.
Caulk - To fill a joint with the asphalt cement to prevent leaks.
Chalk line - Line made on the roof by snapping a tight string or cord dusted with chalk. Used for marking a straight line.
Class "A" - Highest fire rating.
Class "B" - Fire-resistance rating stating that the roofing material is able to withstand moderate exposure to fire.
Class "C" - Fire-resistance rating telling you that your roofing is able to withstand light exposure to fire or flammable materials.
Collar - Pre-formed flange which you place over the vent pipe to seal the roof around the vent pipe opening.
Coverage - Amount of weather protection provided by the roofing material.
Double coverage – putting a coating of asphalt roofing so that lapped portion is at least 2 inches wider than the exposed portion, resulting in two layers of roofing material over the roof.
Downspout - Pipe that drains water from the gutters.
Drip edge - A material used along the eaves to allow water to drip clear of construction.
Eaves - lower edge of a roof slope.
Felt - Fibrous material saturated with asphalt and used as an underlayment in roofing.
Flashing - Pieces of metal or roll roofing used keep the water from seeping into the building.
Gutter - Trough that carries the rain water from the eaves to the downspouts.
Mineral-surfaced roofing - Asphalt shingles and roll roofing that are covered with granules.
Organic felt - Asphalt roofing materials that are made naturally from cellulose fibers.
Organic shingle – Shingle that is uniquely made from only wood pulp materials.
Overhang - portion of the roof structure that extends beyond the walls of a building.
Pallet - Wooden platform made for storing and shipping bundles of shingles.
Pitch - Degree of roof incline.
Roll roofing - Asphalt roofing products manufactured in roll form.
Selvage - That portion of roll roofing overlapped by the succeeding course to obtain double coverage.
Soffit - Finished underside of the eaves.
Strip shingles - Asphalt shingles that are three times as long as they are wide.
Vent - Anoutlet for air that protrudes through the roof.
Wafer board – Can be called Chipboard; a lower grade of wood panel that tends to draw dampness as well.
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9796 E. Vista Dr
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Rochester Hills, MI 48309
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Carollton, TX 75006
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Canton, MI 48188
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181 Stedman St. Unit 4
Lowell, MA 01851
Charleston, SC 29412
7000 Oak Hill Rd
Clarkston, MI 48348
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742 Chicago Dr
Jenison, MI 49428
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18 Loudon Rd #85
Concord, NH 03301
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2055 S Raritan Street, Unit B
Denver, CO 80223
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8404 Sterling St #1
Irving, TX 75063
Seneca Creek Home Improvement LLC
9909 Mainsail Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Rapid Roofing
5700 S Sheldon Rd
Canton, MI 48188
Net Roofing
2525 W. Arkansas Ln
Arlington, TX 76010
The Roof Maker Inc
38 Mercer Street
Bolivia, NC 28422
Johnson Construction Company LLC
5357 Broadview Rd. Unit B
Parma, OH 44134
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13119 Foster Ct
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O'Fallon, MO 63366
Drytech Restoration Services
80 Central Ave.
Spring City, PA 19475
Seci Construction Inc
157 Robin Hood Rd
Clifton, NJ 07013
9277 Cordova Park Rd
Cordova, TN 38018
Crescent Movers
6321 N. Cicero Ave, Unit A
Chicago, IL 60646
Roof Worx LLC
12301 N Grant Street
Suite 130
Thornton, CO 80241
Meredith Home Improvements
2025 Borland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Solution Roofing
77 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Roofs By Rodger
210 Sheridan St.
Longview, IL 61852
Millstream Construction
219 Naubuc Ave
East Hartford, CT 06118
Hustad Companies Inc
3236 County Hwy N
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pocono pines, PA 18350
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Colorado Roof Toppers
131 Hunters Cove Rd
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11368 Dorsett Rd
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Johnson Construction Company LLC
545 Metro Place S Suite 100
Dublin, OH 43017
ABC Roofing Inc
624 Guilford College Rd
Greensboro, NC 27409
Johnson Construction Company LLC
1707 N West St.
Lima, OH 45801
A-Top Roofing & Construction
77 Pension Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Art Construction of NW FL, LLC
11 West 23rd Street
Suite B4
Panama City, FL 32405
Southern Home Services LLC
9307 Monroe Rd
Suite O
Charlotte, NC 28270
Intech Equipment & Supply
1921 W. Grant St.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Infinity Home Improvement Inc
852 47th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Summit Point Roofing
6352 E Fulton St
Ada, MI 49301
American Dream Home Improvement - Indiana
11711 N Pennsylvania St #105
Carmel, IN 46032
LeafGuard by Midlands Home Solutions
10416 Chandler Cir
La Vista, NE 68128
Complete Exteriors
4725 US-80
Pearl, MS 39208
Pennington Roofers
3433 Highway 190 Suite 105
Mandeville, LA 70471
Sunset Hills Roofing
12981 Maurer Industrial Dr
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Precision Roofing Inc
22 Kerr Lane
Southfields, NY 10975
Smart Care Exteriors
87 Main Street
Monroe, IL 06468
Johnson Construction Company LLC
2692 Madison Rd
STE N1-315
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Scholar Painting LLC
2 Klarides Village Drive
Seymour, CT 06483
Pitts Roofing
3917 Broadway Ave
Fort Worth , TX 76117
Olneya Restoration Group
1887 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
RSG Roofing LLC
5648 Eula Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45248
Gemini General Contracting
121 South Walnut Street
Westfield, IN 46074
Hooten Homes LLC
103 West 4th St.
Wentzville, MO 63385
My-Pros roofing
4133 N Perryville Rd,Loves Park, IL 61111
Loves Park, IL, IL 61111
BOLT Construction and Roofing
746 Hanley Ind. Ct
Brentwood, MO 63144
American Dream Home Improvement - Illinois
3040 Finley Rd #200
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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4715 Lima Rd
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DePalma Construction Inc
29 Tannery Rd
Dillsburg, PA 17019
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1440 South Monroe St
Denver, CO 80210
Christian Brothers Roofing & Contracting, LLC
260 E Crossville Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, US
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2518 1st St.
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Epic Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.
2435 22 St NE
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2435 22 St NE
Calgary, AL AB T2E 8K8
Coomer Roofing Company
6204 South Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Shield Roofing & Construction LLC
200 Hale St
Charleston, WV 25301
Harmony Home Improvement
2389 Main St
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Quality Exterior Services LLC
234 Azores Dr
Slidell, LA 70458
Tredent Contracting Services
237 46th street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Roof Worx LLC
155 E Boardwalk Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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1991 Glenns Bay Rd #200
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
New Look Builders
3931 Blue Bird Rd
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11316 36th St E
Edgewood, WA 98372
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61 L Main St,Hebron, CT 06248
Hebron, CT, CT 06248
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Elstree Road
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2264 Fair Oaks Blvd Suite 204
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4631 12 Street N
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