Useful Roofing Terms

​By using the complete Owens Corning roofing system, you ensure that all areas of your roof are safeguarded against time and the elements. Featured below is a list of terms describing each part of the system-and what areas of your roof they protect.
  • Deck: The surface installed over the supporting framing members to which the roofing is applied.

  • DripEdge: A non-corrosive, non-staining material used along the eaves and rakes to allow runoff to drip clear of underlying construction.
  • Eave: The overhanging lower edge of your roof.
  • Felt: Fibrous material saturated with asphalt and used as an underlayment or sheathing paper.
  • Flashing: The protective layer around your chimney's base.
  • Gable: The upper portion of a side wall that comes to a triangular point at the ridge of a sloping roof.
  • Hip: The peak of your roofline going downward.Rake Edge: The side of your roof's slope.
  • Ridge: The peak of your roofline along its top.Ridge Vent: Ventilation that is applied underneath your roof's ridge.
  • UndereaveVent: An opening for the passage of air through your roof.
  • Valley: The portion of your roof where two slopes intersect.
  • Waterproofing Underlayment: Waterproofing protection beneath your roof's deck and shingles.​

Useful Info

Hinckley Roofing Inc., Roofing Contractors, Medina, OH

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  1.     Wind damage
  2.     Hail damage
  3.     Falling debris

Ice Dams

Water entry can also be caused by an ice dam. Ice dams are formed by the continual thawing of snow over the warmer portions of the roof and refreezing over the cold eave. The ice dam can cause water to backup under shingles. If your roof doesn’t have an ice & water underlayment installed under the shingles, you could be experiencing leaks.