Roofing definitions

Below are some of the most common roofing terms and vocabulary that you might encounter when talking with roofing contractors.

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Roofing Definitions

Do you plan to move into a new home? Upgrading your old roofing system? Or thinking about expanding your Marylandrage? It is common for new construction projects to include a new roof installation.

You can now choose from various roofing materials that will suit your style and budget. A roofing project can be costly but it gives your family and your property protection from the harsh elements we face here in Maryland every year.

Xpress Exterior Design is a full-service roofing contractor based out of Parkville, Maryland. We specialize in the installation of the latest roofing systems for residential projects including homes, shops, and additions.

We will take the needed steps to ensure that your home is up to date with the latest advancements in roofing technology so that you can enjoy your roof for many years to come. 

If you need an asphalt shingle roof or a more durable standing seam metal roof for your home or Marylandrage, our team of expert roofers can assist you in choosing the best materials for your new roof.

We specialize in the installation of residential roofing systems. Do you plan to move into a new home? Upgrading your old roofing system? Or thinking about expanding your Marylandrage? It is common for new construction projects to include a new roof installation. You can now choose from various roofing materials that will suit your style and budget. A roofing project can be costly but it gives your family and your property protection from the harsh elements we face here in Maryland every year.

Roofing Materials

ASPHALT SHINGLES
Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable roofing materials and are a common type we see in most Maryland homes at present.

They come in an array of colors and are commonly used on sloped roofs, single homes, and smaller residential projects.

Maryland homeowners love asphalt shingles because they are easy to install and provides flexibility in the installation process.

You can now buy them in different textures and thicknesses plus they can already be treated against mold and mildew.

ARCHITECTURAL SHINGLES
Back in the 80s, technological advancements to the traditional roofing shingle resulted in the production of high-quality asphalt roofing products we now know as architectural roofing shingles.

Also known as laminated or dimensional shingles, these roofing products are of the highest quality.

They are usually made of heavy fiberglass mat base and ceramic-coated mineral granules that are ingrained in water-proof asphalt.


CHIMNEY FLASHING
When you hear about chimney flashing, this refers to a sheet of metal installed around the area where the chimney meets the roof.

Flashing is installed to ensure that the connection between the roof and the chimney is sealed completely to prevent water from coming in.

These metals may last long but they are prone to wear and tear.

Leaks from your chimney flashing can cause major structural damage to your home and this needs immediate attention.


FLAT ROOFING
Flat roofing refers to any roofing system that is flat in appearance. Flat roofs are typical in malls, warehouses, apartments, schools, and apartment buildings.

Flat roofing is perfectly flat but has a very low slope around ¼ to ½ inch per foot to allow draining of water.

Most modern residential homes in the U.S. have steep pitches, but older houses have flat roofs or low slopes


LOW SLOPE ROOF
A roofing system that has a 4” vertical rise for every 12” of horizontal run is considered a low slope roof.

No roof should be dead flat because it needs a slight slope to drain water.

Modern low slope roofs use a continuous membrane covering which can get rid of pools of standing water.


PIPE FLASHING
Similar to chimney flashing when it comes to function, pipe flashing is needed to seal around pipes for a waterproof finish to any roof membrane.

Pipe flashing is usually a thin piece of impervious material used in building construction that can prevent water from penetrating a joint in the building structure.

These flashings are designed to fit the cylindrical contour of tubes and pipes and is used anywhere pipes penetrate a roofing system.

ROOF PITCH
When it comes to building construction, the roof pitch is the measure of the steepness of a roof.

Roof pitch is also known as the “slope” of your roof and it tells you how many inches your roof rises for every 12-inch depth.

Xpress Exterior Design: A Full-Service Roofing Company
If you are a Maryland homeowner that is looking for a team that can help you build a roof that will last a lifetime, Xpress Exterior Design is here to serve you!

Our company takes roofing services seriously and we can relate to every Maryland homeowner who encounters roofing problems due to faulty work.

We are here to show the community that we are different, we care about people’s homes and it is our mission to provide excellent workmanship that is far beyond any other contractor.

If you need professional roofing services you can give us a call at 855-MY-XPERT or fill out our contact form.

Our roofing experts will get back to you shortly.

We offer shingle asphalt replacement, installation, and flat roofing systems. We specialize with storm damage roof assessment!

Why Choose Xpress Exterior Design for Roof Installation?

At Xpress Exterior Design, you Marylandin a valued partner for your roof installation project. Our team treats your home or office space as if it were their own.

Our business has grown due to the excellent services we provide for our clients. Word gets around and has led to many referrals from satisfied customers.

Our roofers commit to providing roof installation services in the most effective and affordable way.

We have heard and witnessed horror stories involving faulty installation resulting in major damage. As expert roofers, we know that 90% of roof leaks are caused by poor installation.

Many roof leaks are due to failures related to flashing, curbing, chimneys, and roof valleys to name a few. Installing the whole roof system correctly is key to ensure that no leaks will happen a few months after your new roof is installed.

This is why we have made a commitment to be the best at what we do and provide the workmanship and expertise that homeowners deserve.

From handling insurance claims involving roof damage or replacing an old worn-out roof we can do it for you.

Our team can replace your roof without the hassles and ensure that your roof performs well and lasts for years to come. We have experienced and trained roofers who are the best at what they do.

Here in Maryland, a properly installed roof can last from 20 to 30 years with proper maintenance.

If you want to get an estimate for residential roofing services in the Maryland area, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-855-699-7378 or fill out our contact form.

Our roofers will get back to you shortly and answer all of your queries and concerns.

WHY XPRESS EXTERIOR DESIGN?

Why should you consider us?

We are a family-owned with over 50 years of combined experience in Roofing, Windows, Siding, Gutters & Doors exterior remodeling industry.

We provide Roofing, Windows, Siding, Gutters & Doors services with the best in-house installation crews who stand behind TRUST, QUALITY & INTEGRITY.

We have thoroughly vetted all of our manufacturer’s to provide our valued customers with the BEST warranties & QUALITY!

 

We value, honor, and respect all of our customers hard-earned monies. We will ALWAYS go the extra mile to provide the best customer service and workmanship!

Our clients love us

  • Very happy with the work was doneWould recommend someone else when needed

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    Cindy Washington
    12/12/2020

    My house looks like a new home after the quality of work. The materials were great too.

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    veronica carpenter
    11/23/2020

    professional, courtes, reasonable pricing, great work.

    Trish F Doherty Avatar
    Trish F Doherty
    11/03/2020
  • Yes they went above and beyond to help me get my roof replaced

    Joey N Warlick Sr. Avatar
    Joey N Warlick Sr.
    10/28/2020

    Great service and installation, our homes looks great with our new roof, ask for Tami she is awesome!

    Kirk Steffes Avatar
    Kirk Steffes
    10/28/2020

    Great very happy with Joe and workers Thank you

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    Hope Kerasiotes Maroulis
    10/20/2020

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