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Mid-Miami Roofing, Inc. is your roofing contractor in Monroe, OH. We serve Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky & Dayton. This glossary of terms should help you when considering your roofing, gutter, and siding jobs. Don’t forget to check out the quality of our work on some of our recent projects. And call 513-777-7496 to schedule your free estimate!
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Glossary of Terms

  • Decking – The surface to which roofing materials are applied — usually plywood or OSB.
  • Dormer – A framed window unit projecting through the sloping plane of a roof.
  • Drip Edge – An L-shaped strip, usually metal, installed along roof edges to allow water run-off to drip clear of the deck, eaves, and siding.
  • Eave – The horizontal lower edge of a sloped roof.
  • Fascia – A flat board, band, or face located at a cornice’s outer edge.
  • Flashing – Pieces of metal used to prevent the seepage of water around any intersection or projection in a roof system such as vent pipes, chimneys, valleys, and joints at vertical walls.
  • Gable – The upper portion of a sidewall that comes to a triangular point at the ridge of a sloping roof.
  • Hip Roof – A type of roof containing sloping planes of the same pitch on each of four sides; contains no gables.
  • Ice and Water Shield Membrane – A self-adhering waterproofing shingle underlayment designed to protect against water infiltration due to ice dams or wind-driven rain.
  • Rake – The inclined edge of a sloped roof over a wall from the eave to the ridge.
  • Ridge – The top edge of two intersecting sloping roof surfaces.
  • Saddle – A relatively small raised substrate or structure constructed to channel surface water to drains or off the roof.
  • Soffit – The finished underside of the eaves.
  • Soil Pipe – A vent pipe that penetrates the roof.
  • Starter Shingles – Asphalt roofing applied at the eaves that provides protection by filling in the spaces under the cutouts and joints of the first course of shingles.
  • Underlayment – A layer of asphalt saturated felt which is laid down on a bare deck before shingles are installed.
  • Valley – The angle formed at the intersection of two sloping roof surfaces.

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