Types of Roofs
and Common Roofing Terms

Architectural Shingles

Architectural roof shingles are made of asphalt are designed to appear more ascetically pleasing than conventional shingles.

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Flashing

Refers to a thin material used to keep water from passing into a buildings roof.

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Flat Roof

A flat roof is like its name appears. They are almost level as apposed to sloped roofs.

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Gable Roof

Refers to a thin material used to keep water from passing into a buildings roof.

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Mansard Roof

A roof that is a four sided with sloping sides becoming steep midway from the top.

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Metal Roof

Roofs made from metal material. Known for its long lasting durability.

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Pitch

Roof pitch describes the measurement of steepness of a roof.

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Shingles

A roof covering made of various materials to include asphalt, wood, slate, metal or plastics.

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Square (10×10)

A square is 100 square feet of roofing material.

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Valleys

An area or angle formed what the meeting of two inclined sides in your roof.

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