Roofing Definitions

These are some of the common roofing terms and vocabulary you might hear when speaking with roofing contractors.

Asphalt Shingles:  Are a the most common type of roofing shingle we see on homes in Georgia today.

Architectural Shingles:  Are a high quality shingle with more depth and a dimensional appearance.

Chimney Flashing:  Metal fit to prevent water intrusion into the seam between your chimney and roofing material.

Flat Roofing:  Any roof that is perfectly flat.  It requires a special type of roofing system.

Low Slope Roof: Any roof slope less than 4:12 (4" of vertical rise for every 12" of horizontal run) is considered a low sloped roof.

Pipe Flashing:  Prevents the intrusion of water in between circular roof vents or exposed pipes and the roofing material.

Roof Pitch:  In building construction the roof pitch is a numerical measure of the steepness of a roof.

South Shore Roofing is a full service roofing company based out of Statesboro, Ga and serving most of South Georgia: Statesboro, Pembroke, Guyton, Claxton, Swainsboro, Sylvania, Brooklet, Metter, Millen, Reidsville, Vidalia, Rincon, Hinesville, Richmond Hill and Savannah. For more details check out our complete list of locations in South Georgia.

If you’d like to receive an estimate for residential roofing services in the Statesboro, Savannah, or South Georgia area home please call 678-549-3955 or fill out our contact form and someone will be getting back to you shortly.

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