Is Your Home Protected From Hail Damage?

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

Slatted devices installed in a gable end wall or in a soffit (the underside of the eaves) to ventilate the space below the roof deck and equalize air temperature and moisture.

An extension of the roof over a wall at the gable end.

The top edge of two intersecting sloping roof surfaces.

Slope is 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 horizontal foot, for instance. The steeper the slope, the more difficult the repair and more costly the labor.

The most common measurement for roof surfaces, it equals 100 square feet (10”x10”).

A sheet of asphalt-saturated material (often called “tar paper”) used as a secondary layer of protection for the roof deck. It is rolled out on top of the roof deck and sits under the roof covering.

The angle formed at the intersection of two sloping roof surfaces.

Vapor Retarder:
A material designed to restrict the passage of water vapor through a roof or wall.

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