ROOFING – Mr Roof Nashville, Tennessee
Mr Roof representatives are trained to give Nashville homeowners advice when a house needs new roofing installed or replaced. However, sometimes it is hard for homeowners to determine whether their roof needs to be refurbished or completely replaced. Nashville homeowners can rely on Mr Roof to inspect their house thoroughly to see if the roofing shingles are in bad shape or perhaps could settle for simple repairs. Roofing can be damaged due to weather elements, erosion, flashing problems, or just simply old age and therefore it is best to employ a professional roof contractor such as Mr Roof Nashville to make recommendations. We know how to install roofing properly! Even if you buy the best materials, if the installation is done improperly the project becomes a failure.
Mr Roof has the best roofing warranty in all of Nashville and beyond. You see, Mr Roof is not only the roofing installer; Mr Roof is also the manufacturer. As part of the Crane Group of Companies, Mr Roof has been installing roofs since 1962 and is part of a rich history of manufacturing since 1947. In fact, part of that history includes making the first Hula Hoops (for celebrity Art Linkletter) in 1952, and in 1957 we invented vinyl siding by manufacturing the first known vinyl siding die. With that kind of longevity and reputation it is no wonder that more Nashville, Tennessee homeowners choose Mr Roof when given a chance to compare with any other Nashville, Tennessee roofing company.
Mr Roof wants you to become familiar with roofing terms. The following is a list of common roofing terms followed by definitions. An informed consumer makes better choices. Nashville homeowners have choices- we just want to help them make the best one.
Decking-The substrate over which roofing is applied. Usually plywood, wood boards, or planks.
Drip-edge- An installed lip that keeps shingles up off of the deck at edges and extends shingles out over eaves helping to direct water into gutters.
Eaves- The roof edge from the gutter line to approximately the first three feet across a roof is termed the eave.
Felt- Organic or paper-based rolled material saturated with asphalt to serve as roofing underlayment beneath shingles.
Flashing- Materials used to waterproof a roof around any projections through the roof deck.
Ice Dam- When a snow load melts on a roof and re-freezes at the eave areas ice dams force water to "back-up" a roof and cause leakage.
Plumbing vents- Term used to describe plumbing pipes that project through a roof plane. Also called vent stacks or soil pipes.
Rake edge-The vertical edge of gable style roof planes
Rigid vent- Venting system at the peak or “apex” of the roof.
Roof vent- Rooftop rectangular shaped roof vents. Also called box vents, mushroom vents, turtle vents, or hat vents.
Soffit ventilation- Intake ventilation installed under the eaves, or at the roof edge.
Step-flashing- Metal flashing pieces installed at side-walls and chimneys for weather-proofing.
Underlayments- roofing materials designed to be installed under main roofing material, to serve as added protection.
Valleys-Area where two adjoining sloped roof planes intersect on a roof creating a "V" shaped depression.
Ventilation- The term used in roofing for the passage of air from an enclosed space.