It is easy to take your roof for granted. Many people know very little about their roof until something goes wrong with it. But at Peak to Peak Roofing & Exteriors, we believe in both repair and prevention. Because of our extensive experience, we excel at diagnosing a sick roof even and especially before the people inside start to notice any symptoms. We understand that the two main enemies of roof health are weather and time. As experts in our field, we are highly skilled at discerning the tell tale signs that the roof above you is not working at its Peak capacity.

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roof terminology

Flashing- Pieces of sheet metal or the like used to cover and protect certain joints and angles, as where a roof comes in contact with a wall or chimney, especially against leakage

Roof Vent-  A device used to ventilate an attic or roof cavity.

Hip- A roof with sloping ends and sides.

Eave- The overhanging lower edge of a roof.

Fascia-  Any relatively broad, flat, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.

Felt Underlayment- An extra layer of protection on top of the sheathing.

Drip Edge- A piece of plastic or aluminum used to control roof runoff.

Rafter- Any of a series of timbers or the like, usually having a pronounced slope, for supporting the sheathing and covering of a roof.

Soffit- The underside of an architectural feature, as a beam, arch, ceiling, vault, or cornice.

Rake- The sloped sides of a gable end.

Valley- Roof valleys are the V shaped metal channels that run up and down the folds of a roof.

Ridge Vent- A type of vent installed at the peak of a sloped roof  which allows warm, humid air to escape a building’s attic.

 

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