roof·​ing | \ ˈrü-fiŋ How to pronounce roofing (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Definition of roofing

: material for a roof

Examples of roofing in a Sentence

asphalt shingles used for roofing He did some roofing in the summer.
Recent Examples on the Web Though wood still plays an important role in the construction of our homes — think two-by-four stud supports and plywood in walls, flooring and roofing — our eye most often falls on exteriors covered in synthetic materials like vinyl siding. Washington Post, "How wood shaped human history, from spears to boats to books," 31 Dec. 2020 Following in his father’s footsteps, Randy was a successful and renowned roofing and building materials marketing and regional sales manager. Staff And Wire Reports, oregonlive, "Portraits of 20 Oregonians who died in the 2020 coronavirus pandemic," 24 Dec. 2020 On Wednesday morning, the first loads of the roofing waste were removed from the site. Everton Bailey Jr., Dallas News, "Shingle Mountain being moved away from homes to nearby landfill in southern Dallas," 17 Dec. 2020 Two new facilities are planned for just such a stretch, along 19th Avenue in Ditmars Steinway, Queens, which offers scrap metal yards, roofing-contractor shops and the entrance to Rikers Island. New York Times, "Lights, Camera, Construction!," 4 Dec. 2020 Get a copy of the warranty from the manufacturer of whatever roofing materials are used. Kevin Brasler, Star Tribune, "Need a new roof? It pays to get a lot of estimates and ask a lot of questions," 1 Aug. 2020 Because every roofing job is different, the fastest and easiest way to move forward is to give them a call at (713) 510-1353. Micolette Davis, Chron, "Repair your roof before Christmas with $150 in exclusive savings," 14 Dec. 2020 That goal is naturally at odds with roofing contractors’ goals of selling more roofs. Ron Hurtibise,, "Insurers say’s Boca Raton Bowl title sponsorship encourages abuses," 10 Dec. 2020 The color stands out particularly well against exteriors with gray siding or roofing materials. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "8 Gorgeous Ways to Decorate with Pantone's 2021 Colors of the Year," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of roofing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Roofing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of roofing

: material that is used for building or repairing a roof
: the work of building or repairing roofs


roof·​ing | \ ˈrü-fiŋ How to pronounce roofing (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Kids Definition of roofing

: material for a roof

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