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A short list of helpful roofing terms and phrases...
Cornice : a horizontal molding projecting along the top of a wall, building, etc.; a projecting, decorative strip above a window
Cricket: It is easiest to picture an "A" style roof that is
placed behind a chimney in order to divert water away from the back edge.
Usually built behind chimneys that are situated at the center of a roof
system. It stops water and snow from resting behind and infiltrating into
Dormer : a window set upright in a sloping roof; the roofed projection
in which this window is set.
Gable : the triangular wall enclosed by the sloping ends of a ridged
Gauge, of copper or other metal : the thickness of a sheet of metal, diameter of wire, etc.
Ice and snow guard: Ice and snow guard is placed where water has the tendency to reverse direction (ice damming) or pool. By law it must be installed on the first three feet of roof surface extending up from the gutter. Installation recommendations change based on different climate regions of the country.
Patina, of copper : a fine crust or film on bronze or copper, usually
green or greenish blue, formed by natural oxidation and often valued as being
Rake Edge: The sides of a roof system that project upward. The sides that create an "A" frame or wing.
Slate : a hard, fine-grained metamorphic rock that cleaves naturally
into thin, smooth layered surfaces
Tile : a thin piece of glazed or unglazed fired clay, stone or concrete, used for roofing, flooring, etc.
Verdigris : a green or greenish blue coating that forms on brass, bronze, or copper
Vent collar: These are a combination of rubber and metal flashing molded together. They are installed around vent pipes that protrude from your roof system. They are made to grip tightly to soil pipes to create a caulk free seal.
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