Roofing Terms Sacramento Area

Slope:

Measured by rise in inches for each 12 inches of horizontal run: A roof with a 4-in-12 slope rises 4 inches for every foot of horizontal distance (also known as roof pitch).

 

Square:

The common measurement for roof area. One square is 100 square feet (10 by 10 feet).

 

Starter Course:

The first row of shingles applied to the base of your roof.

 

Gable:

The upper portion of a side wall that comes to a triangular point at the ridge of a sloping roof.

 

Drip Edge:

A non-corrosive, non-straining material used along the eaves and rakes to allow runoff to drip clear of underlying construction.

 

Gable Roof:

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

 

Deck:

The surface installed over the supporting framing members to which the roofing is applied.

 

Felt:

Fibrous material saturated with asphalt (often called tar paper or underlayment) and used as a secondary layer of protection for the roof deck.

 

Ridge:

The peak of your roofline along it’s top.

 

Valley:

The portion of your roof where two slopes of intersect.

 

Ridge Vent:

Ventilation that is applied underneath your roof’s ridge.

 

Flashing:

Pieces of metal used to prevent the seepage of water around any intersection or projection in a roof system, such as vent pipes, chimneys, valleys, and joints at vertical walls.

 

Hip:

The peak of your roofline going downward.

 

Undereave Vent:

An opening for passage of air through your roof.

 

Eave:

The overhanging lower edge of your roof.

 

Waterproofing Underlayment:

Waterproofing protection beneath your roof’s deck and shingles.

 

Rake Edge:

The side of your roof’s slope.

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