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Roofing Glossary: V

Roofing terms that begin with ‘V’

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Valley
Area where two adjoining sloped roof planes intersect on a roof creating a “V” shaped depression.

Vapor
Term used to describe moisture laden air.

Vapor Retarder
Any material used to prevent the passage of water vapor.

Vent
Any outlet for air that protrudes through the roof deck such as a pipe or stack. Any device installed on the roof, gable or soffit for the purpose of ventilating the underside of the roof deck.