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.
SaddleLocated between drains, or in a valley, a saddle is a slightly raised structure that is used to direct surface water off the roof.
Self-adhering membraneProtected by release paper, a self-adhering membrane is coated with adhesive and can adhere to a substrate without the application or use of any additional adhesive.
SoffitThe enclosed underside of any architectural structure such as a roof eave.
Soil stackPart of the plumbing system, a soil stack is a sanitation pipe that penetrates the roof and is used to vent gases out of the building.
Step flashingIndividual pieces of flashing that are overlapped and “stepped” on a vertical surface. Used around chimneys and other projections on the roof.
SubstrateUsually the roofing deck. The substrate is the underlying surface upon which the roofing membrane is applied.
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 more9/17/2018Martin 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
- 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
- Antonio Davis
I am pleased to see the dedication of Century Roofing to provide the best and satisfactory roofing services in Calgary... read more11/03/2018Krista Kellock
We had a fantastic experience with Century Roofing. They took care of all our insurance work after a storm. Any... read more12/27/2017