What is drip edge?

A major component of a decent roof is drip edge. Drip edge is a 2 inch by either 2 or 4 inch piece of metal that goes along all of the edges of your roof. It goes under the drip edge on the peaks, and over the drip edge at the gutter line. The main purpose of it is to...

What is a chimney cricket?

A chimney cricket looks like a small, elevated roof behind a chimney which prevents waster from hitting the back of it dead on and causing leaks over time. The general standard for when to install one is when the chimney is wider than 30″ where the water is hitting...

What is step flashing

Step flashing is a type of flashing that goes where a roof meets a sidewalk and stops water from penetrating the roof as it rolls down into the gutter. The gap between the roof and sidewalks are a very common area for leaking, especially when the flashing is re-used...

Open valleys vs closed valleys

There is a great deal of variance in peoples preferences for having their valleys built in a way that exposes the metal called an “open valley”, or choosing to use a California Cut valleys where you cannot see the metal, if there is metal at all. Here’s our opinion:...

What’s up with multiple layers of roofing felt?

One our biggest pet peeves at Forest Roofs is when we tear off a roof and realize that there are multiple layers of felt. This happens when the roofers are too lazy to tear it off. You might think that it just comes up with the rest of the felt, but it doesn’t. It...