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Roofing Glossary: H

Roofing terms that begin with ‘H’

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

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Hand-Sealing
The method to assure sealing of shingles on very steep slopes, in high wind areas, and when installing in cold weather.

High Nailing
When shingles are nailed or fastened above the manufacturer’s specified nail location.

Hip
The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. Runs from the ridge to the eaves.

Hip Legs
The down-slope ridges on hip roofs.

Hip Roof
A roof with four roof planes coming together at a peak and four separate hip legs.

Hip Shingles
Shingles used to cover the inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.