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Glossary Terms

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.

  • Ice Dam

    A block of ice formed by refreezing meltwater at the overhang of a steep roof. When ice blocks the gutters, it is impossible for meltwater to escape, which then results in excess water leaking underneath roofing materials and into the building.
  • Impact resistance

    The ability of the roofing assembly to resist external damage.
  • Infrared thermography

    Also called thermal imaging, infrared thermography is a part of a roof system analysis used to locate the presence of moisture and leaks.
  • Intake ventilation

    The intake vent is the part that draws fresh air into the roof’s ventilation system.
  • Interlocking shingles

    A method of interlocking individual shingles to increase the wind resistance of the roof system.

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Century Roofing

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.

  • We had Century Roofing out to fix our roof from the 2013 Airdrie hail storm (fixed in August 2014) and... read more

    Nicole Hornett Avatar Nicole Hornett
    8/26/2014

    We experienced a leak in our roof and then we contacted Century Roofing for roof repairs. The staff at Century... read more

    Marco Phillips Avatar Marco Phillips
    11/03/2018
  • I am pleased to see the dedication of Century Roofing to provide the best and satisfactory roofing services in Calgary... read more

    Antonio Davis Avatar Antonio Davis
    11/03/2018

    I am satisfied with the work carried by Century Roofing. I was kept well informed of all the tasks they... read more

    Brayden Anderson Avatar Brayden Anderson
    9/17/2018
  • Century Roofing did a fantastic job at a very reasonable price. I am very happy that I found them for... read more

    Brick James Avatar Brick James
    9/11/2018

    Ethical.respectful.knowledgeable. dependable. And most importantly trustworthy.

    Ted T Avatar Ted T
    2/26/2018
  • I had hired Century Roofing for the installation of a new roof at our home in Springbank. They team did... read more

    Lautaro Smith Avatar Lautaro Smith
    10/18/2018

    Completely satisfied with their work and cost. We used Century Roofing for another home of ours and were very pleased.... read more

    Danielle Miller Avatar Danielle Miller
    9/17/2018
  • We had a fantastic experience with Century Roofing. They took care of all our insurance work after a storm. Any... read more

    Krista Kellock Avatar Krista Kellock
    12/27/2017

    Excellent professional advice, prompt and solid work

    We had three quotes done for re-roofing our home. Bill’s quote was not just... read more

    Martin Engeler Avatar Martin Engeler
    7/21/2017

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