Metal Roofing Glossary
A variety of terms and phrases commonly used in the roofing industry to describe the roof.
A roof with a semicylindrical cross section.
Has two slopes descending to a central valley.
A roof that has either no slope or a gently sloping pitch to aid with draining rainwater.
The triangular wall element at the end of a pitched roof from cornice or eaves to ridge.
A projecting structure built out from a sloping roof, usually housing a vertical window.
The overhanging lower edge of a roof.
A roof which slopes downwards i two directions from a central ridge so as to form a gable at each end.
The inclined projecting angle formed b the junction of two adjacent sloping sides of a roof.
Hip roof or hipped roof
A roof which has sloping ends and sides meeting at an inclined angle.
A shed roof with the higher end abutting the wall of a larger building.
A roof which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part.
The slope of a roof.
The inclined, usually projecting edge of a sloping roof.
The horizontal line at the top of a roof.
The height of a sloping roof from eaves to ridge.
The external upper covering of a building, including the frame that supports it.
Horizontal distance from eaves to the ridge of a sloping roof.
A roof with only a single slope.
Opening in roof, glazed to admit light.
The intersection of two inclined roof surfaces.