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The process of roof restoration for your home in Gold Coast, is something that most homeowners don’t think about very often. Usually roofs are designed to last anywhere between 15-50 years, depending on the type of roof you have, but it is important that you get it restored and repaired regularly to keep it in a nice condition and enjoy its services for long. When you consider hiring roof restoration in Gold Coast, you should certainly brush up on industry terms so you can communicate easily with your contractor and understand what they are saying in order to get the exact roof you need.

Slope: It indicates how steep the roof is, expressed as “rise over run”. This means for every 12 inches of horizontal length of roof how many inches the roof increased in height. Say, in case of a 4-in-12 slope means the roof rises 4 inches for each foot of horizontal roof distance.

Valley/ridge: The ridges of the roof are at the top of two sloped roof sections that meet, while valleys are the bottom part of two sloped roof sections.

Rake: it is an inclined area where two roofing slopes meet and reach out to an exterior wall of the home.

Flashings: Flashings are small metal fixtures important in keeping water out of your attic. Flashings are fastened around any penetrations or protrusions in order to prevent water from getting in around these areas, which are the weakest parts of your roof.

Penetrations/Protrusions: These terminologies describe anything that sticks out of your roof and that you must create when installing shingles. Some of the popular examples of protrusions include chimneys, vents and skylights.

Fire ratings: At times climate gets really hot, so you want to ensure your roofing has an apt rating to keep your home safe from fire that begins outside of the home. Class A ratings have the highest fire resistance and Class C the lowest.

Eaves: The area under your roof is termed as eaves. It can be a flat surface or a sloped surface that connects to your home and reaches out to the edge of the roofing.

Roof deck: It is the term that describes the surface of the roof under your shingles, generally made of board or plywood. It is essential to ensure your roof deck is in nice condition before installing shingles on it. Because shingles just work as a support.

If you any questions about roof restoration in Gold Coast, feel free to contact Repaint Pro, we will be happy to help you and answer all your queries and doubts.

Stephen Lockyer
Stephen Lockyer
Professional painters and Decorators on the Gold Coast. Serving all your interior and exterior painting needs.

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