Questions! We all have them, and below you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you need more details or don’t find an answer to your question below, please feel free to contact us!
Yes. At Professional Roofing, LLC. we carry all the necessary and required liability and workmen’s compensation insurance.
Yes! We are happy to schedule a date and a time for one of our representatives to inspect your property and give you a free estimate.
Of course! Our teams our experienced and knowledgeable. We offer a 5 year warranty on labor and offer all the manufacturer’s warranties.
Hmmmmm, thats a tough one. Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems, siding, gutters and windows.. You can damage your home and it’s structure by using improper roofing techniques and could severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof.
Maintenance performed by home and building owners should be confined to inspecting roof systems during the fall and spring to check for cracked or curling shingles and cleaning gutters filled with dead leaves and other debris. If you must inspect your roof system yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled shoes and stay on the ladder (and off the roof system), if possible.
Yes! We are insurance claim specialists and can help you file your claim and will guide you through the entire process.
Below are definitions to some popular terms associated with roofing, siding, gutters & windows.
Aluminized Steel – sheet steel with a thin aluminum coating bonded to the surface to enhance weathering characteristics.
Aluminum – a nonrusting, malleable metal sometimes used for metal roofing and flashing.
Alloys, polymeric – A blend of two or more polymers, e.g., a rubber and a plastic to improve a given property, e.g., impact strength.
Ambient Temperature – the temperature of the air; air temperature.
Apron Flashing – a term used for a flashing located at the juncture of the top of the sloped roof and a vertical wall, chimney or steeper-sloped roof.
Architectural panel – a metal roof panel, typically a double standing seam or batten seam; usually requires solid decking underneath and relies on slope to shed water.
Architectural shingle – an asphalt shingle that provides a dimensional appearance.
Area divider – a raised, flashed assembly typically a single- or double-wood member attached to a wood base plate, that is anchored to the roof deck. It is used to accommodate thermal stresses in a roof system where an expansion joint is not required, or to separate large roof areas or separate roof systems comprised of different/incompatible materials, and may be used to facilitate installation of tapered insulation.
Asphalt – a dark brown or black substance found in a natural state or, more commonly, left as a residue after evaporating or otherwise processing crude oil or petroleum. Asphalt may be further refined to conform to various roofing grade specifications: Dead-Level Asphalt: a roofing asphalt conforming to the requirements of ASTM Specification D 312, Type I. Flat Asphalt: a roofing asphalt conforming to the requirements of ASTM Specification D 312, Type II. Steep Asphalt: a roofing asphalt conforming to the requirements of ASTM Specification D 312, Type III. Special Steep Asphalt: a roofing asphalt conforming to the requirements of ASTM Specification D 312, Type IV.
Asphalt emulsion – a mixture of asphalt particles and an emulsifying agent, such as bentonite clay and water.
Blanket (batt) insulation – Fiberglass insulation in roll form, often installed between metal roof panels and the supporting purlins, or between ceiling joists.
Canopy – Any overhanging or projecting roof structure with the extreme end usually unsupported, typically over entrances or doors.
Cap flashing – (1) usually composed of metal, used to cover or shield the upper edges of the membrane base flashing wall flashing; (2) a flashing used to cover the top of various buildings components, such as parapets or columns. (See Flashing and Coping.)
Cap sheet – a sheet, often granule-surfaced, used as the top ply of some built-up or modified bitumen roof membranes and/or flashings.
Caulk – A composition of vehicle and pigment, used at ambient temperatures for filling joints/sealing joins or junctures that remains elastic for an extended period of time after application.
Caulking – (1) the physical process of sealing a joint or juncture; (2) sealing and making weather-tight the joints, seams, or voids between adjacent surfaces by filling with a sealant.
Cavity Wall – an exterior wall usually of masonry, consisting of an outer and inner withe separated by a continuous air space, but connected together by wire or sheet-metal tiles.
CCF- 100 cubic feet
Cupola – a relatively small roofed structure, generally set on the ridge or peak of a main roof area for ventilation or aesthetic purposes.
Fascia – (1) in steep-slope roofing, a board that is nailed to the ends of a roof rafter; sometimes supports a gutter; (2) in a low-slope roofing, the vertical or steeply sloped roof or trim located at the perimeter of a building. Typically, it is a border for the low-slope roof system.
Flashing – components used to weatherproof or seal the roof system edges at perimeters, penetrations, walls, expansion joints, valley, drains, and other places where the roof covering is interrupted or terminated. For example, membrane base flashing covers the edge of the field membrane, and cap flashings or counterflashings shield the upper edges of the base flashing.
Roof overhang – A roof extension beyond the endwall/sidewall of a building.
Slope – Tangent of the angle between the roof surface and the horizontal plane, expressed as a percentage, or in inches of rise per foot of horizontal distance.
Soffit – The exposed underside covering of any exterior overhanging section of a roof eave, gable or sidewall.
Tear-Off – Removal of a failed roof system down to the structural deck surface.
Tear-off and reroof – the removal of all roof system components down to the structural deck, followed by installation of a completely new roof system.
Trim—The light gauge metal used in the finish of a building, especially around openings and at intersections of surfaces. Often referred to as flashing.
Tuckpointing – the process of removing deteriorated mortar from an existing masonry joint and troweling new mortar or other filler into the joint.
Weatherproof – the ability of a membrane or roof covering to prevent the passage of water with a limited amount of hydrostatic pressure.