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Roofing Glossary: I

Roofing terms that begin with ‘I’

Our roofing glossary defines common roofing terms. Please let us know if we are missing any words!

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Ice Dam
When a snow load melts on a roof and re-freezes at the eave areas. Ice dams force water to “back-up” under shingles and cause leakage.

Interlocking Shingles
Individual shingles that mechanically fasten to each other to provide wind resistance.