Roofing Glossary

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Eaves
The horizontal, lowest edge of a sloped roof that extends beyond the exterior wall.

Eaves flashing
Additional layer of roofing material applied at the eaves to help prevent damage from water backup.

Edging strips
Boards nailed along eaves and rakes after cutting back existing wood shingles to provide secure edges for reroofing with asphalt shingles.

Ell
An extension of a building at right angles to its length.

Exposed nail method
Application of roll roofing in which all nails are driven into the cemented, overlapping course of roofing. Nails are exposed to the weather.

Exposure I grade plywood
Type of plywood approved by the American Plywood Association for exterior use.