Roofing terms that begin with ‘R’
Our roofing glossary defines common roofing terms. Please let us know if we are missing any words!
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Method of installing shingles in a straight up the roof manner.
The supporting framing member immediately beneath the deck, sloping from the ridge to the wall plate.
The vertical edge of gable style roof planes.
The plastic sheet installed on the back of Weather Watch® and StormGuard underlayments. Used for packaging and handling. Remove before installation.
RidgeThe uppermost, horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
Ridge cap (Ridge Shingles)
Shingles used to cover the horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
Hard plastic ridge vent material.
The vertical distance from the eaves line to the ridge.
Asphalt roofing products manufactured in roll form.
An asphalt-saturated tape used with asphalt cements for flashing and patching asphalt roofing.
Rooftop rectangular shaped roof vents. Also called box vents, mushroom vents, airhawks, soldier vents.
A roofing area defined by having four separate edges. One side of a gable, hip or mansard roof.
The horizontal distance from the eaves to a point directly under the ridge. One half the span.