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Shencorp Total Roofing Services knows that commercial roofing can be very overwhelming and confusing. Communication is important between the customer and the business, that’s why we want you to have all the tools you’ll need. We want to give you an inside look on the vocabulary that roofing companies use!

1. Coverage

Coverage is the amount of weather protection that you’ll get by a particular material. There can be single coverage, double, or triple coverage.

2. Cricket

The cricket is a barrier that is built up to change the direction of runoff around the chimney or another area.

3. Drip Edge

This is a metal piece that is in the shape of an L. It is put around the perimeter of the house. This stops water dripping behind the Fascia boards.

4. Eaves

These are parts that go beyond or overhang the face of the wall at the lower edge of the roof.

5. Exposure

This is basically the distance from where one shingle ends and begins. The exposure is the amount “exposed.”

6. Fasteners

These are the nails or the screws that keep the roof on and in place.

7. Flashing

The flashing is a shiny piece of metal usually put around the edge of the chimney to prevent water from leaking.

8. Peak

This is the highest part of your roof. The top.

9. Penetrations

This is anything that sticks up out of the roof decking.

10. Rake

This is the incline of your roof.

11. Ridge Vent

This is the vent that runs along your roof so that air can escape

12. Sheathing or Decking

Plywood or strand board that is the top of the house. This is what the shingles are nailed to.

13. Soffits

this is the underside on the slope of the roof.

14. Square

This is the total amount of material you’ll need to cover 100 square feet of the roof.

15. Transitions

This is where the slope of the angle on the roof changes

16. Valley

This is the angle or area where the water run based on the intersections of two slopes of your roof.

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Shencorp Inc. has specialized in commercial roofing and re-roofing services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. In that time, we have become the leading choice for industrial and commercial roofing services like commercial protective roof coatings for customers throughout Virginia.

Our goal is simple: to deliver professionally managed commercial roofing projects with consistency. We deliver the best combination of price, quality, and service to satisfy your particular roofing needs. Every single member of our team is committed to being knowledgeable, informative, and professional during every project we take on. Contact us today!