Roofing terms that begin with ‘F’
Our roofing glossary defines common roofing terms. Please let us know if we are missing any words!
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Nails or staples used to secure roofing to the deck.
Tapered wood filler strips placed along the butts of old wood shingles to create a level surface when reroofing over existing wood shingle roofs.
Fibrous material saturated with asphalt and used as an underlayment or sheathing paper.
The Federal Housing Authority sets construction standards throughout the U.S.
Fibers condensed into strong, resilient mats for use in roofing materials.
Metal pan extending up or down a roof slope around flashing pieces. Usually at chimneys and plumbing vents
Materials used to waterproof a roof around any projections
Sealant designed for use around flashing areas, typically thicker than plastic cement.
Shingles that do not contain factory-applied strips or spots of self-sealing adhesive.