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Rapid Restore – Roofing Glossary

Angie’s List Super Service Award: An award that honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List. Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an exceptional rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade.

Better Business Bureau (BBB): A consumer watchdog that monitors businesses to ensure they are operating in a trustworthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve any customer complaints. BBB assigns ratings from A+ (highest) to F (lowest). 

Digital Proposal: A roofing project proposal sent via email outlining the materials, timeframe and price associated with your roofing project, which can be signed electronically before project kickoff. 

Dormer: Windows that extend vertically from a sloping roof. Derived from the Latin dormitorium (or “sleeping room”), dormer roofs may be hipped, flat or gabled.

Felts / Synthetic Underlayments: The underlayment on your roof applied between the roofing and wood decking for added protection. Felts provide supplemental protection from weather conditions, such as snow, rain or wind.  

Flanges: Metal sheets placed around chimneys, vents and skylights for added protection against water seepage.

Flashing: A thin material, typically galvanized steel, that’s used to direct water away from critical areas of the roof (walls, chimneys, and roof valleys), wherever the roof plane encounters a vertical surface such as a wall or a dormer.

Hip Shingles: Hip shingles are used to cover the vertical or inclined angle where two sloping roofs meet.

Ice & Water Shield: Specialized underlayment that is installed to prevent water damage or ice build-up. Commonly applied along the gutters, skylights and chimneys.

Liability Insurance Protection: Insurance offered by Rapid Restore that covers unlikely damages to your home or property during the roofing installation.

Lifetime Warranty: A warranty on your new roof offered by Rapid Restore that guarantees the protection of your new roof and shingles for over 25+ years. 

Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors: The top 1% tier of the Owens Corning Roofing Contractor exclusive network who meets strict standards for professionalism, reliability and unparalleled craftsmanship, and can offer the exclusive Owens Corning best roofing system warranty.

Ponding: Unwanted pooling of water, typically on a flat roof or roadway. On low-slope asphalt roofs, ponding water allows the oil solvent components of the asphalt to leach out and evaporate, leaving the roof membrane brittle and susceptible to cracking and leaking in the ponding location.

Project Manager: A dedicated account specialist assigned to your roofing project that ensures timeliness and transparency throughout your roofing project. 

Property Protection Assurance: Industry leading safety precautions and liability insurance offered by Rapid Restore to ensure the preservation of your yard, driveway or vehicles. 

Rake Portion of Home: The edge of a sloped, inclined roof, over a wall.

Rapid Restore Roofing Specialist: Your initial point of contact from Rapid Restore that discusses the needs, wants, requirements and specifications of your roofing project. 

Ridge Shingles: Ridge shingles are used to cover the horizontal angle where two sloping roofs meet.

Rolled Ridge Ventilation: In order to ventilate hot, moist, attic air effectively, rolled ridge ventilation is applied to the ridge of a sloped, shingled roof.

Roofing Nails: Metal nails with large, broad heads, specifically manufactured for roofing shingles. 

Roof Shingles: Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements. These elements are typically flat, rectangular shapes laid in courses from the bottom edge of the roof up, with each successive course overlapping the joints below.

Starter Strip: An additional layer of asphalt roofing applied to the eavestrough for extra protection at the joints of the first row of shingles.  

Synthetic Roof: Also known as a composite roof, a synthetic roof is made up of many compressed materials in the form of tiles or shingles. The tiles or shingles, depending on the manufacturer, are made up of different materials that are mixed and compressed.

Underlayment: Typically, either Plywood or OSB, roofing underlayment exists in the area between the roof sheathing and shingles, otherwise known as the roof deck.  

Wood Decking: The base wood surface on your home’s frame – this is what the roofing materials will be attached to.

At Rapid Restore, we pride ourselves on delivering roofing solutions that convey the genuine care we foster for our valued customers.



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Kim Marcelle
Kim Marcelle
The guys did a great job! On time, very professionals didn’t up charge. Was an overall painless installation- and they really cleaned up!
Danielle Lesser
Danielle Lesser
Rapid Restore is a company that is true to its name. When I had first called them due to concerns about a leak in my ceiling and the overall quality of my roof, I left a voicemail and was called back within 5 minutes. A representative was then scheduled to provide an estimate the next day. I had put off the project for a few months but once I was ready to proceed, the complete roof replacement was scheduled within less than a week. Everyone that I spoke to within the company was pleasant and informative. I was put at ease knowing what to expect and felt stress-free especially for such a large home improvement. The roof replacement was completed in one day which was impressive. The crew cleaned up and were respectful of my space and property. The photo timeline was such a cool feature that included pictures of the roof throughout the entire process so I got to see the project from start to finish when not even there. Replacing a roof is no small task but Rapid Restore made me feel comfortable about the work being done. I highly recommend them and view them as a reliable and trustworthy company.
Benjamin Lewis
Benjamin Lewis
Work was professionally done. Men came out had all equipment needed to do the job l was well informed of work being done. When work was completed I they showed me pictures of the job completed I would recommend this company to friends and family.
Theresa Graziano
Theresa Graziano
Michael was a pleasure to work with!!!
John Hopkins
John Hopkins
Rapid Restore Roofing replaced my slate roof at mt home in Baldwin, New York.
Ryan Contarino
Ryan Contarino
I just had my leaking roof replaced by Rapid Restore and I couldn't be more satisfied with the results. On the day of the project, they showed up on time and did everything they promised they were going to do. It was a completely professional operation and took one day to complete. We now have a beautiful new roof and peace of mind thanks to RR. I would definitely do business with Rapid Restore in the future
sharlene stovall
sharlene stovall
First and foremost I would highly recommend Rapid Restore Roofing. After my phone conversation with Cassie, I felt very comfortable to do business with them. She was a sweetheart on the phone. Michael came out to give me an estimate, which went great. Michael and his team did a great job on my roof. They was very quick and efficient. I've been having roof issues for yrs. Everytime it rained, it would leak into my bedroom but thanks to Rapid Restore Roofing, I don't have that problem anymore.
Andre Duchaussee
Andre Duchaussee
Joe, Ronnie and the Rapid Restoration crew , executed perfectly. From initial phone call for quote to fulfilling the job . Highly recommended and would use Rapid in the future for all my roofing and restoration needs. Thank you very much guys!
Kathleen Eberhardt
Kathleen Eberhardt
Their name says it all! They got back to me immediately and scheduled my roof repair. Two days later, it was pouring rain and not a drop from where I previously had the leak. Very pleasant and professional!
faith papatsos
faith papatsos
Major home improvements can be a daunting experience so we were not looking forward to getting our roof done. But this was one of the easiest, seamless operations I have ever encountered on a home improvement project! They answered our call the same day we left message, had written estimate within hours of inspection, arrived on time on the date agreed on and were completely done in 6 1/2 hours! The clean up was impeccable, the workers friendly and accomodating . Financing is available and even applying for that was quick and easy. Also, the gift package you left on our front doorstep was a nice touch! I would highly recommend this company for your roofing needs

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