Understanding Your Roof Structure

Ridge – is the highest point of the roof and runs through the length of the roof.

Hip ridge – is the formation of the external angle by the joining of two sloping roofs.

Valley – is the formation of the internal angle by the joining of two sloping roofs.

Sarking – are the wood panels located under the roof covering materials.

Rafter – is one of the beams in the roof that support the roof.

Roof Gutter – rain gutter is a channel that is part of the rook system that allows the collection of rainwater to be diverted away from the roof edges.

Downpipe – is connected to the roof gutter and carries the water collected from the roof gutter.

Roof Tile – are used to cover the top of the roof.

Fascia – are located often where the roof gutters are attached to the house, and is a trim used to cover the rafter end of the eaves.

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