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.
Recent Examples on the Web Areas of assessment identified by the facilities study included heating, roofing, electrical, ventilation/air conditioning, plumbing and fixtures, structure walls and chimneys, overall site conditions, technology and windows. John Benson, cleveland, 14 Sep. 2022 Not accepted: hazardous materials (paints, oils, chemicals, etc.) ; construction materials (concrete, brick, drywall, roofing, etc.); commercial vehicles or business vehicles. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2022 Bailly Homestead, which is a National Historic Landmark, will receive structural repairs, siding, roofing, windows, and new utilities, as will the little brick house next door. Shelley Jones, Chicago Tribune, 30 Aug. 2022 The agency also warned of possible damage to roofing, siding and trees. Thomas Birmingham, The Courier-Journal, 6 July 2022 The bures at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort are made in traditional Fijian style and have a sturdy, thatched roofing, and a ceiling fan helps cool things down in warm weather. Robin Raven, Forbes, 1 July 2022 At the flat-bed center on a recent Monday morning, an 18-wheeler parked in the main aisle looked small between the racks of roofing, mulch and drywall reaching up toward the 40-foot ceiling. Michael E. Kanell, ajc, 9 June 2022 The company sponsors a roofing course at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, guaranteeing jobs in Minnesota or Kansas. Lauren Kaori Gurley, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Sep. 2022 In many cases, the iconic sloped roofing can double as a wall—but walls that can’t be used for storage or for hanging decor, or all the above. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 29 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of roofing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Roofing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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roof·​ing | \ ˈrü-fiŋ How to pronounce roofing (audio) , ˈru̇- \

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: material for a roof

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