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Flat Roof Maintenance
Why Basements Flood
Moss Prevention Duration
Measures 66 and 67
Testimonial - Moss Treatment
Moss removal concrete tiles
Water in Walls
Home Maintenance Words
- The trough around the edge of roofs that collects water.
- The metal or plastic interface from the gutter to the downspout.
- Drip cap
- the flashing that the water flows onto on the bottom edge of the shingles before it goes into the gutter.
- the vertical metal tubing that directs water from the gutter to the drain or rain barrel.
- Rain barrel
- a water holding tank for storing rain water. The water may be used later for gardens or used for the landscape.
- Downspout Elbow
- A pre-built piece of downspout that makes a bend. They come in two flavors: 'A', and 'B'. 'A' elbows bend on the long side of the downspout, 'B' elbows bend on the short side. Downspout elbows are crimped so that they can simply be slid onto a downspout section (with some effort) and secured with a screw.
- Composition shingles that have three tabs and granules on them.
- Cedar shake
- Flat pieces of wood that are used to shed water on a roof.
- Concrete tile
- Tile shingles that are made from concrete. When new, they have a finish. But the finish wears off because of UV light in about 8 years.
- The pipe (usually 3-4" black ABS) that takes water from the downspout to the sewer line. It's usually 95% underground.
- The board that covers the end of the roof rafters. Sometimes, the fascia is left off and fascia gutters installed instead of 5k Gutters.
- 5K gutters
- Gutters that are 5 inches high and 5 inches wide. 'K' describes the style somehow. Don't ask me. '6K' gutters are 6 inches etc.
- Fascia gutters
- Gutters that collect rain water and also cover the roof rafters at the roof's edge. They are about 5.5 inches deep.