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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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 That generally includes additional rooms, new bathrooms, kitchen upgrades, fencing, walkways, plumbing, roofing, etc. Ramona Ortega, ELLE Decor, "6 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Home Improvement Tax Benefits And Tax Deductions," 3 Apr. 2017 The house has plenty of updated features, including new kitchen appliances, a new HVAC system, and new roofing. Nate Owen,, "Property of the Week: 2910 Mountain Road, Suffield," 18 Aug. 2017 An award-winning Cleveland, Ohio commercial roofing contractor has acquired a Huntsville business. William Thornton,, "Ohio company acquires Huntsville's Foam Applications," 22 Mar. 2018 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

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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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