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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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 Workers discovered the crack early Tuesday while installing roofing tiles at the Salesforce Transit Center, according to its executive director Mark Zabaneh. Paul Elias, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco’s new transit terminal closes over beam crack," 25 Sep. 2018 In May 2016, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and the Attorney General's Office launched an investigation after a homeowner paid Carrillo approximately $15,000 for roofing and pool repairs that never were completed. Catherine Reagor, azcentral, "Unlicensed contractor sentenced to 6.5 years in prison in Scottsdale pool and roofing scam," 8 May 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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