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 For urban fires, firebrands can come from roofing, siding, particle boards or other flammable materials. David Blunck, The Conversation, 9 Sep. 2021 The house was destroyed and aluminium sliding, roofing, furniture and children's toys were all piled atop the family's car, according to WPVI. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 2 Sep. 2021 The group today also approved a recommendation to remove an exemption to the DCM approval process for work on heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and roofing projects. Mike Cason |, al, 19 July 2021 The game plan, according to prosecutors, was this: A crew would come in and destroy key parts of the house – plumbing, flooring, sheetrock, walls or roofing. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2021 Visitors can find businesses that can assist in DIY home improvements or connect with contractors providing renovation, roofing and other services. Patrick Connolly,, 25 Aug. 2021 Before he was injured, Collins was a construction worker who specialized in sheet metal roofing. Kelly Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2021 The worker became ill and collapsed shortly after conducting a roofing inspection while working for Robinson Construction Co., according to Oregon OSHA. oregonlive, 29 July 2021 The paving work at Ella Canavan cost roughly $56,000, the roofing work $279,000 and the air conditioning about $535,000. Alyssa Alfano, cleveland, 27 July 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'roofing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of roofing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About roofing

Time Traveler for roofing

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near roofing



roofing nail

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for roofing

Last Updated

13 Sep 2021

Cite this Entry

“Roofing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for roofing



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 How to pronounce roofing (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Kids Definition of roofing

: material for a roof

More from Merriam-Webster on roofing

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for roofing

Nglish: Translation of roofing for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!