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Types of Roofs and Common Roofing Terms

Types of Roofs and Common Roofing Terms

There are many types of roofs and common roofing terms. Here are some types of roofs and common roofing terms used in Jacksonville, FL.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural roof shingles are made of asphalt are designed to appear more ascetically pleasing than conventional shingles.

Roofpedia Definition


Refers to a thin material used to keep water from passing into a buildings roof.

Wikipedia Definition

Flat Roof

A flat roof is like its name appears. They are almost level as apposed to sloped roofs.

Wikipedia Definition

Gable Roof

A roof consisting of two sections whose upper horizontal edges meet to form its ridge.

Wikipedia Definition

Mansard Roof

A roof that is a four sided with sloping sides becoming steep midway from the top.

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Metal Roof

Roofs made from metal material. Known for its long-lasting durability.

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Roof pitch describes the measurement of steepness of a roof.

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Square (10x10)

A square is 100 square feet of roofing material.

Roofing Genius Definition


An area or angle formed what the meeting of two inclined sides in your roof.

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