Common Roofing Terms | An Illustrated Glossary

Hip and valley roof framing with a gabled dormer, including rafters, tails, and ridge board.

Roof framing involves a lexicon all its own. As you can see in the illustration below, roofs have hip rafters, ridge boards, jack rafters, and more. When working on a roof, it pays to be familiar with these terms. Here is a closer look at common roofing terms: Butt The exposed end of a shingle. […]