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.
- Lautaro Smith
I had hired Century Roofing for the installation of a new roof at our home in Springbank. They team did... read more10/18/2018
- 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
- Rebecca Bouchard
I was just surprised to see that how quick the Century Roofing staff is. Whether it is just consultation or... read more11/12/2018Antonio Davis
I am pleased to see the dedication of Century Roofing to provide the best and satisfactory roofing services in Calgary... read more11/03/2018