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Glossary of terms used on this site

Some Lynchburg, Virginia roofers prefer that their customers know as little as possible about their roofs. At All Seasons Metal Roofing, we are very open about the products and processes we use to design and install the very best roof for your home. Here are some terms and phrases you may hear when we discuss your roof replacement or repair project.

Term Definition
Rafter

The supporting framing member immediately beneath the deck, sloping from the ridge to the wall plate 

Rafter

The supporting framing member immediately beneath the deck, sloping from the ridge to the wall plate 

Rake

The inclined edge of a sloped roof over a wall 

Rake

The inclined edge of a sloped roof over a wall 

Ridge

The uppermost, horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes 

Ridge cap

Specially formed shingles used to cover the horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes 

Rise

The vertical distance from the eaves line to the ridge 

Roll roofing

Asphalt roofing products manufactured in roll form

Run

The horizontal distance from the eaves to a point directly under the ridge. One half the span 

 

 

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