Common Terms

Assignable Square Footage (ASF)

Usually measured from wall to wall, this is the square footage within an assigned space, i.e. living room.


Row of panels, one panel wide, running the length of the house from one side to the other, or, in the case of vertical siding, from top to bottom.

Sub Contractor (Sub)

A entity or person hired to carry out work for a company as part of a larger project.


The visible area directly above the soffit. Generally the exposed board you see on your roof’s overhang and where gutters are installed.


The underside of a part or member of a building (as of an overhang or staircase).

Drip Cap

L-shaped flashing that goes over windows and doors after they’re installed (but before siding is installed) to prevent moisture from seeping in from above.


The area of the accessory trim or corner post where siding or soffit panels are inserted. Commonly seen when using vinyl siding.


AKA “reveal”. Width of board siding.


A vertical component commonly seen in railings, such as stair or deck railings.


Used to hold the soffit onto your house.


A strip of wood that seals joints in wooden siding.


A material which goes between certain parts of your home to keep water from getting in.


Triangular pitch in your roofline and wall where parts of the roof intersect.