The Anatomy of a Roof: Part 2
Updated: Aug 15
8. Laminated Architectural Shingles:
Laminated architectural asphalt shingles contain more than one layer of tabs to add dimension, performance and durability to a roof. Architectural shingles are sometimes referred to as three-dimensional shingles or laminated shingles. The opposite of architectural shingles are three-tab shingles, which are produced as a single layer of tabs and appear flat or without the dimension of a laminated shingle.
9. Roof Gable:
A roof gable is the triangular section of the outer wall at the peak of the roof between a sloping roof and eave. A roof gable is sometimes referred to as a rake.
10. Metal drip edge:
Metal drip edge is a narrow strip of noncorrosive metal used at the rake and eave to help manage dripping water by facilitating water runoff to protect the underlying section of a wall.
A dormer is a raised section of the roof. Dormers commonly contain a window that projects vertically through the slope in the roof.
12. Ice and water barrier:
An ice and water barrier is a self-adhered waterproofing material installed along eaves, valleys, side walls, and other sensitive areas to protect against ice damage and wind-driven rain.
An eave is the lower border of the roof that overhangs the wall usually located in the first three feet of a roof.
14. Undereave vent:
Undereave vents are intake vents located under the eaves of the roof that help draw cool dry air into the attic.
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