A roof provides protection for structures, whether they are residential or commercial. Some of the most popular roofing products include asphalt and tar roofing materials. Not only are these products popular for constructing new roofs, but they are also beneficial and advantageous when used for the repair and maintenance of existing roofs. However, without the proper knowledge of this industry, including asphalt and tar roofing materials key terms, it can be very difficult to make the most out of the materials and concepts available. As a result, a foundation in the terminology of asphalt and tar roofing materials may be helpful for roofing businesses, as well as those interested in asphalt and tar roofing options.
Three tab shingle
One of the most popular types of asphalt shingle for roofing is the three tab shingle. A three tab shingle can vary in measurement, but most often has a total measurement of twelve inches by thirty six inches. This measurement comes in size with three tabs.
Asphalt plastic roofing cement
Asphalt plastic roofing cement is a sealant material, which utilizes asphalt as its base. In many instances, asphalt plastic cement is used in roofing as a way to seal or adhere various roofing materials. There are many other industry names for asphalt plastic cement, including mastic, blackjack, roof tar, bull.
Asphalt concrete primer
Asphalt concrete primer is a primer based with asphalt. It is used in order to prepare concrete and metal roofing supplies and materials to be treated with an asphalt sealant.
Edging strips is the term used to describe boards, which have been nailed along eaves and rakes. These boards are nailed into position after existing wood shingles have been cut back. This is done in order to provide secure edges for the roof to be re-done with asphalt shingles.
When coating is performed on a roof, a layer of viscous asphalt is applied to the base material of the roof construction. It is into this asphalt base material that granules or other surfacing materials are then embedded.
Felt, which is also referred to as tar paper or the underlayment, is a flexible material sheet which has been saturated with asphalt. The felt is laid down on a bare roofing deck prior to the installation of shingles. It is utilized in order to offer additional protection for the roof deck.