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Roofing Glossary: E

Roofing terms that begin with ‘E’

Our roofing glossary defines common roofing terms. Please let us know if we are missing any words!

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Eaves
The roof edge from the fascia to the structure’s outside wall. In general terms, the first three feet across a roof is termed the eave.

Eave Flashing
Additional layer of roofing material applied at the eaves to help prevent damage from water back-up.

Edging Strips
Boards nailed along eaves and rakes after cutting back existing wood shingles to provide secure edges for re-roofing with asphalt shingles.

End Laps
When installing rolled products in roofing, the area where a roll ends on a roof, and is overlapped by the next section of rolled material.

EWA
Engineered Wood Association. Tests and sets standards for all varieties of plywood used in the U.S.

Exposure
The area on any roofing material that is left exposed to the elements.