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.
- Marco Phillips
We experienced a leak in our roof and then we contacted Century Roofing for roof repairs. The staff at Century... read more11/03/2018
- Brayden Anderson
I am satisfied with the work carried by Century Roofing. I was kept well informed of all the tasks they... read more9/17/2018Martin Engeler
Excellent professional advice, prompt and solid workWe had three quotes done for re-roofing our home. Bill’s quote was not just... read more7/21/2017