Roofing identification

Shingles – Finish roofing material (asphalt three-tab and asphalt architectural).

 

Roofing felt  (underlayment) – Asphalt impregnated paper used for moisture barrier under shingles.

 
Vitchathane – A self-adhered roofing underlayment applied under shingles or other roofing materials.  

Plasti-cap – A ring shank nail with a large plastic head to secure roofing underlayment. Also known as button cap.

 

Drip edge (D metal, metal drip edge) – Metal applied to roof edges to support shingle overhang and protect fascia from water damage.

 

Starter strip – A strip of asphalt shingle material used to adhere shingles on roof edges.

 

Ridge cap – A manufactured, or hand cut, asphalt tab used to give a roof a finished appearance and to protect hip and ridge joints between roof planes.

 

Roof vents – A raised plastic or metal cover that provides air flow in the attic.

 

Flashing – A thin metal sheet or strip used to protect a building from water seepage.