Posts Categorized: Term & definition

Crickets

A cricket in roofing is a peaked ridge structure that will divert water around protrusions, such as a chimney, and prevent the backup of ice and snow. Usually, crickets have the same pitch as the rest of the roof. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

EPDM

This term refers to a very durable type of synthetic rubber that is used for low slope building all over the world. Its two main ingredients are both derived from different oils and natural gases. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Exposure

Areas on the roof where roofing materials are not installed can make the structure vulnerable to damage from weather elements and pests. This is often caused by tiles or shingles that blow off the home. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Mopping

This term refers to an application of hot bitumen to a roof’s substrate or the felt materials of a bituminous membrane. This is typically done with a mechanical applicator or a roofer’s hand mop at a work site. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Sagging

A defect on roofs that causes the structure to dip low because interior roofing materials have weakened. This can cause leaks to develop and may even lead to a roof collapse, which is both dangerous and costly to repair. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Collars

This roofing accessory is a metal section that fits around a pipe vent. It seals the connection between the shingles and the pipe itself. Moisture and other debris can easily seep into the structure at this connection point without a collar. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Faux Slate Roofing

Faux slate roofing refers to different roofing materials, such as plastic/polymer composite, fiber cement, rubber, clay, steel, and asphalt composition. Faux slate offers a wide selection for roofers. These individual materials have several qualities that make them unique. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Putty Knife

A putty knife is a hand tool that is used for spreading a tacky material across a surface before it solidifies. Putty knives come in a variety of widths and are often used to scrape unwanted material from surfaces. During emergency roof repairs, they are good for lifting the edges of shingles and for spreading …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Crickets and Saddles

Crickets and saddles are different words for the same thing: both are ridge structures used in roofing to divert water away from areas that would be susceptible to ponding, such as the central part of a roof with a four way sloping design or the uppermost side of a chimney. Call us today for a …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

CIGS

CIGS technology, which is also known as copper indium gallium selenide, is a solar cell that successfully converts sunlight into electricity. CIGS are one of three primary solar technologies and are applied on glass or plastic to collect electrical current. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition