Roofing Glossary

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Head lap
Shortest distance from the butt edge of an overlapping shingle to the upper edge of a shingle in the second course below. The triple coverage portion of the top lap of strip shingles.

HEX shingles
Shingles that have the appearance of a hexagon after installation.

Hip
The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. Runs from the ridge to the eaves.

Hip roof
A type of roof containing sloping planes of the same pitch on each of four sides. Contains no gables.

Hip shingles
Shingles used to cover the inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.

Horsefeathers
See feathering strips.