When you have work done on your roofing in Sussex NJ, your contractor might mention several technical terms, and it might get difficult to catch up. Knowing the parts of your roof, where they are, and what they do can help you in effectively communicating with your contractor. Here are a few of the terms you might want to know about:
• Angled Fasteners – roofing nails and staples used by contractors to attach two roofing materials at an angle
• Mats – installed underneath your shingles to serve as a base
• Eaves – the part of the roof that protrudes on the side of the building—bottom edges of the roof from the fascia to the structure’s wall
• Asphalt –a popular roofing material because it of its bituminous waterproofing agent
• Underlayments – material installed under the main roofing material that provides a second layer of waterproofing
• Blistering – when bubbles form under the shingles, usually due to trapped moisture
• Cupping – when the shingles curl inwards
• Ice Dam – when a snow load melts on a roof and re-freezes at the eave areas. Ice dams force water to “back-up” under shingles and cause leakage
• Buckling – when a wrinkle or ripple affects shingles or their underlayments
These are just some of the most used home improvement terms that apply to a roofing system; there is a whole lot more for siding, gutters, windows, doors, etc. that you can learn from your local company for roofing in NJ, like us at Up and Above Contractors.
Our dedication to great customer service compels us to involve our clients as much as possible in their home improvement project and we are always happy to entertain any questions that you may have regarding it. Just give us a call at Up and Above Contractors and we will be more than happy to help you.