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Roofing Glossary: G

Roofing terms that begin with ‘G’

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

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Gable
The upper portion of a sidewall that comes to a triangular point at the ridge of a sloping roof.

Gable Roof
Traditional roof style; two peaked roof planes meeting at a ridge line of equal size.

GAFCant
GAFMC cant strips for deflecting water away from flashing areas. Typically used on low slope roofs.

Gambrel Roof
A type of roof containing two sloping planes of different pitch on each side of the ridge. The lower plane has a steeper slope than the upper. Contains a gable at each end.

Golden Pledge
GAFMC’s strongest limited warranty for shingles. America’s strongest steep slope warranty.

Grand Sequoia
GAFMC shingle with wood shake appearance.

Grand Slate
GAFMC shingle with slate appearance.

Granules
Crushed rock that is coated with a ceramic coating and fired, used as top surface on shingles.

Gutter
The trough that channels water from the eaves to the downspouts.