roof·​ing ˈrü-fiŋ How to pronounce roofing (audio)
: 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 Today, property owners can generate clean energy from their rooftops using panels that integrate seamlessly with traditional roofing materials. Dave Marcinkowski, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 But demand is slumping right now from manufacturers and builders who use the metal in everything from electrical wire to roofing. Bob Henderson, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2023 Anyone from a plumber to an HVAC expert to a roofing pro could be the one to save the day when a crisis hits. Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Nov. 2023 Griffin Gate is a two-story brick structure completed between 2011 and 2017, with architectural shingle roofing, green space, a clubhouse, pool, dog park and walking trail, located 30 minutes from downtown Clarksville, Tenn., with access to Interstate 24. William Thornton |, al, 25 July 2023 Most recently, researchers at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have made promising strides in turning the unique substance into fire-resistant roofing. Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, 20 July 2023 Among them is Halliday Brothers Contracting, a roofing business that's run by two brothers, John and Mike Halliday. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2023 The exterior work will include the replacement of leaking roofing and the repair of the marble and brick masonry. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 11 July 2023 Kevin Douglas Creek, a former Marine and roofing contractor from Milton, was charged in June 2021 with assault for fighting with police on the Lower West Terrace. Chris Joyner, ajc, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roofing was in the 15th century

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“Roofing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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: material for a roof

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