roofing

noun
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.

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The Roof As much as one-third of your home’s exterior is roofing. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "Is Your Renovation Actually Worth It?," 13 July 2018 After the hour-long drive in late May, the group converged on the sidewalk in front of a two- story house with Spanish-tile roofing belonging to Gina Kim — their landlord’s daughter. Rob Kuznia, Washington Post, "Los Angeles tenants increasingly engaging in rent strikes amid housing crisis," 2 June 2018 Tradespeople People who specialize in a skilled trade, such as roofing, tile, or electrical work. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "See The Definitions Of Common Renovation Terms," 26 Dec. 2018 Her husband, Temo Juarez, is a naturalized citizen from Mexico and a former Marine who has a roofing business. Mike Schneider, Fox News, "Former Marine's wife being deported to Mexico," 3 Aug. 2018 The ads, which appeared over the course of several months in 2017 and 2018, were for jobs such as tire salesman, mechanic, roofing worker and security engineer, said Galen Sherwin, senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project. Barbara Ortutay, The Seattle Times, "ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform," 18 Sep. 2018 The bulky tack-on solar panels will be something of the past, and companies like Tesla, Sistine Solar, and Forward Labs are introducing sleeker, low-profile designs that cleverly blend into, if not actually serve as, the roofing of the house. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Flower-shaped solar panel now sold in the U.S.," 11 Sep. 2018 The building lost nearly all of its windows, its copper roofing was stripped and the stone facade was splashed with graffiti and smashed with sledgehammers. Dan Austin And Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Archive: Once crown jewel, Detroit train station now symbol of ruin," 11 June 2018 Typically inspectors will check the foundation and basement, interior plumbing and electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, floors, walls, ceilings, attic, and visible roofing/insulation, Freshome shares. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Everything You Should Know About Home Inspections," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of roofing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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roofing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of roofing

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

roofing

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

Kids Definition of roofing

: material for a roof

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