Roof Anatomy

Roof Anatomy/Diagram

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With this diagram, we have tried to highlight some of the most common parts of your roof. This is aimed at providing you with a better understanding when communicating with a roofing contractor.

  1. Fascia
  2. Rafters
  3. Hip
  4. Chimney Brickwork/pointing
  5. Chimney Pot
  6. Chimney Flaunching (cement that secures pots)
  7. Chimney Rendering
  8. Roof Window
  9. Gable
  10. Valley
  11. Guttering
  12. Chimney Flashings
  13. Chimney Front Apron (flashings)
  14. Main Ridge (& ridges)
  15. Parapet Wall
  16. Parapet Wall Flashings
  17. Roof Covering (slate, tile etc)
  18. Soffit

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