Working with exterior remodeling contractors means encountering words you may not be familiar with. It will help make the project easier if you have a better understanding of the components, so here are a few roofing terms that any homeowner needs to learn:
This is the foundation of the roof, its base, or outline. It is commonly made of plywood and it supports the weight of your entire roof.
These are the edges of the roof that hang over the walls. Some eaves have vents that lead to the attic. These vents are necessary to keep the attic from getting too warm, since this can lead to moisture-related issues.
Gutters are the structures placed on the edges of the eaves. They are designed to keep the water runoff from the roof from affecting the rest of your home. Lack of a functioning gutter can lead to serious issues with the roof and the walls, among other home components. Contact a residential roofing service provider if you suspect a faulty gutter system.
This is the peak of the roof. This is also where the roof lines intersect. Ridge vents can be installed here to help release any hot air that may have gathered in the attic.
This is a protective sheet between the roof deck and the shingles. It’s designed to act as a water shield should the roof shingles be compromised and as a secondary, inner layer for the roof.
These form the top and most exposed layer of the roof. They give the roof their color, protect your home from the elements and are generally what people consider as “the roof”.
These are inserts and covers that prevent water leaks from forming in areas where two sections of a roof meet, or where a section of the roof meets a wall. If your flashing gets damaged, contact a hail storm damage restoration company near you to help you get it fixed.
If you need to find out more about your roof, or what we can do to help you install a new roof, give Timberland Exteriors a call. We serve residents of Detroit Lakes, MN, or other nearby areas in Minnesota. Call us at (218) 849-6675.