Roofing Glossary

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There are 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter G.
Gable
The upper portion of a sidewall that comes to a triangular point at the ridge of a sloping roof.

Gable roof
A type of roof containing a sloping plane on each side of a single ridge with a gable at each end.

Gambrel roof
A type of roof containing two sloping planes of different pitch on each side of the ridge. The lower plane has a steeper slope than the upper. Features a gable at each end.

Granules
Ceramic-coated colored crushed rock that is applied to the exposed surface of asphalt roofing products.

Gutter
The trough that channels water from the eaves to the downspouts.