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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Sheriff Michael Chitwood urged residents to be vigilant about scammers pretending to work for roofing, electric and tree trimming companies who could take advantage of people, especially senior citizens. Gabrielle Russon,, "Hurricane Dorian: Volusia County gets back to normal," 4 Sep. 2019 Some of the components used to make the building environmentally friendly are energy recovery ventilators to lower the amount of energy needed for cooling and heating, reflective light-colored roofing, and airside economizers. Ivana Hrynkiw |, al, "New UAB College of Arts and Sciences opens for fall semester," 15 Aug. 2019 In a fluid situation, experts agree roofing, vents, chimneys, metal flashings, rain gutters and exterior siding are considered guilty of leaking until proven innocent. Pat Kapowich, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: How do buyers get to the root of their damp carpet/curling floor problem?," 25 July 2019 Hendricks founded and grew the ABC Supply wholesaling company (which sells roofing, siding, windows, and gutters) with her husband, Ken, who died in 2007. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "This billionaire rebuilt her town — while funding a right-wing revolution in her state," 12 June 2019 Additionally, there would be new exterior finishes and decorative fencing as well as new roofing. Paul Gattis |, al, "Would $8 million revitalize abandoned Huntsville stadium?," 22 Aug. 2019 Temporary roofing is being installed at the technical education wing roof separation. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How Cedarburg schools' referendum projects are progressing," 18 July 2019 Fallbrook Unified Elementary District: Energy-efficient roofing materials were installed on seven buildings over four school sites. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Campus improvements greet returning students," 25 Aug. 2019 The roofers were unanimous in their opinion: Stick with asphalt shingles, the most popular roofing material in the United States. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, "Need a new roof? 7 pro tips to help you choose those shingles," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of roofing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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