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Roofing Glossary: T

Roofing terms that begin with ‘T’

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

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Tab
The bottom portion of traditional shingle separated by the shingle cut-outs.

Tear-Off
Removal of existing roofing materials down to the roof deck.

Telegraphing
When shingles reflect the uneven surface beneath them. Ex: Shingles installed over buckled shingles may show some buckles.

Timberline Series
GAFMC’s trademark name for laminated wood shake style shingles.

TIMBERTEX
GAFMC enhanced Hip and Ridge Shingles.

Top Lap
That portion of the roofing covered by the succeeding course after installation.

Transitions
When a roof plane ties into another roof plane that has a different pitch or slope.