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Saturant

Asphalt used to impregnate an organic felt base material.

Self-sealing shingles

Shingles containing factory-applied strips or spots a thermal sealing tab cement to firmly cement the shingles together automatically after they have been applied properly and exposed to warm sun temperatures. In warm seasons, the seal will be complete in a matter of days. In colder seasons, sealing time depends on the temperature and amount of direct sunlight hitting the shingles. Hand sealing with plastic cement should be done to ensure sealing in winter.

Self-sealing strip or spot

Factory-applied adhesive that bonds shingle courses together when exposed to the heat of the sun after application. Also known as self-sealing cement.

Selvage

That portion of roll roofing overlapped by the succeeding course to obtain double coverage.

Shading

Slight differences in shingle color that may occur as a result of normal manufacturing operations.

Sheathing

Exterior grade boards used as a roof deck material. "Step sheathing" is used alone or in combinations with solid sheathing for installation of tiles or shakes. Step sheathing allows air circulations under the tiles by using 1-by-6 or 2-by-6 boards that are evenly spaced so that air can move under the tiles or shakes.

Shed roof

A roof containing only one sloping plane. Has no hips, ridges, valleys or gables.

Single coverage

Asphalt roofing that provides one layer of roofing material over the deck.

Slope

The degree of roof incline expressed as the ratio of the rise, in inches, to the run, in feet.

Smooth-surfaced roofing

Roll roofing that is covered with ground talc or mica instead of granules (coated).

Soffit

The finished underside of the eaves.

Soil stack

A vent pipe that penetrates the roof.

Span

The horizontal distance from eaves to eaves.

Specialty eaves flashing membrane

A self-adhering, waterproofing shingle underlayment designed to protect against water infiltration due to ice dams or wind-driven rain.

Square

A unit of roof measure covering 100 square feet.

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2243 31 St N
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T1H 6Z2
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