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Roofers jargon :Shingles,underlayment,Flashing,Fascia

Chances are if you want to hire a contractor for roofing project, he is going to use vocabulary that is not familiar to learn this basic roofing term before talking to roofing contractor:

  1. Shingles:  Roof coverings made of various materials, including asphalt, slate, wood or tile.
  2. Flashing: Thin pieces of impervious material installed to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint or as part of a weather resistant barrier (WRB) system.
  3. Underlayment: material that is applied to the deck of your roof before the shingles are installed to withstand the shingles
  4. Ridge vent:Allow damp warm air to escape the attic. It increase energy efficiency
  5. Fascia: The front board along your roofline
  6. Sheathing/Deck: layer  of boards or words the cover outer side of roofing underneath of Shingles

Consulate with local roofers in your area for your roofing project

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