10 Roofing Terms To Help Your Communicate with a Roofing Contractor

Roofing Terms

Rusting Fasteners

Rusting Fasteners

Damaged Counterflashing

Damaged Counterflashing

Infrared Imaging

Infrared Imaging

Rusted Scupper

Rusted Scupper

Damaged Flashing at Equipment Base

Damaged Flashing at Equipment Base

Damaged Coping

Damaged Coping

Open Laps

Open Laps

  1. Counterflashing – formed metal or elastomeric sheeting that covers and protects the top edge of membrane base flashings
  2. Fasteners – mechanical securement devices and assemblies such as nails, staples, screws, cleats, clips and bolts used to secure various components of a roof assembly
  3. Substrate – the surface, typically the deck or insulation, upon which the roofing or waterproofing membrane is applied
  4. Elongation – the ability of a roofing material to be stretch by the application of force
  5. Thermoset – a material, especially a synthetic plastic or resin that hardens permanently after one application of heat and pressure.
  6. Elastomeric – the elastic rubber-like properties of a material
  7. Infrared Thermography – roof analysis technique used to measure the temperature gradient of a roof surface to locate areas of moisture
  8. Low-slope roofs – a category of roofs that have a slope at or less than 3:12 (14 degrees)
  9. Steep-Slope Roofs – a category of roofing systems installed on slopes greater than 3:12 (14 degrees)
  10. Thermoplastic – a material that softens when heated and hardens when cooled

 

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