roof·ing | \ ˈrü-fiŋ , 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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Those conditions concerned lighting, roofing, building facades and the amount of separation between the complex and the bridge. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Hays Street Bridge activists see their concerns disregarded again," 27 Mar. 2018 Award winning Mexican Architect Frida Escobedo designed this year’s Serpentine Pavillion using stacks of grey roofing tiles. Vogue, "The Stars Came Out for the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party," 20 June 2018 Lewkowski worked at local bakeries and MKE City Sippers coffee shop and Ruiz began roofing. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee's Avenue Coffeehouse blends California vibes with Milwaukee brew," 13 June 2018 LaFever Roofing is installing the roofing — again, for free. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "He has 2 Purple Hearts but couldn't afford home repairs. Then help arrived - for free.," 10 June 2018 The same roofing material used on the dome covers a walkway from the dome's front door to the back door of the original 1938 cottage. Janet Eastman,, "Granny flat is a geodesic dome: Small, second home rises in SW Portland backyard (photos, video)," 17 May 2018 With a net worth of $4.9 billion, ABC Supply (the largest roofing distributor in the U.S.) cofounder and chairman Diane Hendricks tops the list for another year, followed by Little Caesars cofounder Marian Ilitch, worth $4.3 billion., "Forbes List Reveals Kylie Jenner Is Almost A Billionaire," 11 July 2018 Bid categories included general trades; roofing; metal studs, drywall and acoustics; flooring; painting and wall coverings; plumbing; mechanical; and electrical. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Porter County Expo Center upgrades expected to begin after county fair," 10 July 2018 Available positions include mechanic, crane operator, administrative assistant, warehouse associate, electrician, roofing specialist and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician, according to CareerSource Broward. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Construction job fair July 11 in Broward," 5 July 2018

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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 , ˈru̇- \

Kids Definition of roofing

: material for a roof

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