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General Roofing Terms

Shingles installed along the ridge vent or hips


The wood underneath the shingles. Usually 7/16" OSB sheeting, or 1"x6" roof boards prior to 1970's.



Drip Edge
A metal trim or molding fastened to all the roof edges. Ensures water flows into the gutter system on the eve edges, and protects the rake edges from wind driven rain.


The bottom or gutter edge of the roof.


Felt Paper
Material used as a vapor barrier to protect the shingles from heat, air, and moisture from your attic space. Also can act as a 2nd barrier from leaks if you have a shingle blow off the roof.



Usually aluminum. Installed along walls, chimneys, and skylights to prevent water from entering seams.

Gable Roof
A roof shaped like 2 rectangles.


Gutter Board
A piece of wood used to protect your gutters from ladder damage.


Hip roof
A roof shaped like 4 triangles.


Ice and Water Shield
A sticky rubber material on a 3' roll installed on eve edges, around chimneys, skylights, and in the valleys to prevent leakage cause by ice damming or severe rain.



The side edges of the roof.



To install new shingles over existing shingles.


The peak of the roof


Ridge Vent
A long continuous vent installed on the peak of the roof with a 4" wide slot for exhaust ventilation.

Tear off
To remove existing roofing material from the house.



The area where to roof sections meet.






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Areas we serve in southeast Michigan and the thumb include, but are not limited to:

Macomb County - Armada, Bruce, Centerline, Chesterfield, East Pointe, Fraser, Harrison, Macomb, Memphis, Mt. Clemens, New Baltimore, New Haven, Ray, Richmond, Romeo, Roseville, Shelby, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Warren, Washington, and Utica.

Oakland County - Addison, Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Clarkston, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Holly, Leonard, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Oxford, Oakland, Rochester Hills, and Royal Oak.

Lapeer County - Almont, Attica, Dryden, Hadley, Imlay City, Lapeer, Lum, Metamora, and North Branch.

St. Clair County - Allenton, Algonac, Capac, Emmett, Fair Haven, Fort Gratiot, Marine City, Marysville, Port Huron, St. Clair, and Yale.

Sanilac County - Brown City, Marlette, and Sandusky.

Huron County - Caseville, Bad Axe, Elkton, and Port Austin.