Glossary of Roofing Terms
At Century Roofing Limited, we hope to educate our homeowners on any terms undefined. We’ve compiled a handy list of some of the most common roofing terms so that you can understand every step of the roofing process.
AbsorptionThe process by which one material is permeated by another material like liquid, gas or moisture.
AggregateAggregate is usually made up of rock, stones, crushed stones, gravel or marble chips and is used for roof surfacing.
AlligatoringCracking occurring on surface bitumen that closely resembles alligator skin.
Apron flashingThe flashing that covers the juncture of the top of a sloped roof and a vertical wall or adjoining roof.
AsphaltA mix of sand or gravel and bitumen that is used for surfacing roads and roofs.
Asphalt feltAsphalt-soaked felt used as underlay beneath other roofing materials. Asphalt felt provides an added layer of protection against water and moisture damage.
What are people saying about
Century Roofing will ensure that each client is happy with their new roofing and/or siding project. We encourage our clients to provide us with feedback on their projects.
Here are some kind works that some of our clients have to say about working with our team.
- Danielle Miller
Completely satisfied with their work and cost. We used Century Roofing for another home of ours and were very pleased.... read more9/17/2018
- Martin Engeler
Excellent professional advice, prompt and solid workWe had three quotes done for re-roofing our home. Bill’s quote was not just... read more7/21/2017Nicole Hornett
We had Century Roofing out to fix our roof from the 2013 Airdrie hail storm (fixed in August 2014) and... read more8/26/2014