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roofing

[′rüf·iŋ]
(materials)
Material used in roof construction, such as tar, tar paper, shingles, slate, and tin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Roofing

 

(of buildings and structures), the upper enclosing structure (envelope) of a roof or the covering of a building; it is directly exposed to atmospheric influences. It consists of a waterproof layer and base (lathwork, continuous planking, and intermediate layer) laid out over supporting structures or insulation (in combined coverings). Roofing is distinguished according to the type of materials used. It must be lightweight, long-lasting, and economical to build and maintain, and it must meet fire-safety requirements.

REFERENCE

Konstruktsii grazhdanskikh zdanii. Edited by M. S. Tupolev. Moscow, 1968.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

roofing

Any material (or any combination of materials) used as a roof covering, such as corrugated metal, sheet metal, shingles, slate, thatch, or tile; usually provides waterproofing, wind-proofing, and thermal insulation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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