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Roofing Glossary: M

Roofing terms that begin with ‘M’

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

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Mansard
A roof design with a nearly vertical roof plane that ties into a roof plane of less slope at its peak.

Masonry Primer
An asphalt-based primer used to prepare masonry surfaces for bonding with other asphalt products.

Mats
The general term for the base material of shingles and certain rolled products.

Modified bitumen
Rolled roofing membrane with polymer modified asphalt and either polyester or fiberglass reinforcement.

Mortar
Mixture of sand, mortar, limestone and water used in bonding a chimney’s bricks together.