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While incorporating decorative elements, the roofing must guarantee the watertightness, the ventilation and the flow of rain water of the roof.

The elements of a roof

Flat tiles: roofing accessories: tiles

(1)

ridgepole

Top junction line of two sloping roof sections on opposite slopes.
(2)

Noue

Incoming corner line formed by the inclined intersection of two roof panels. It is open, round or closed with noquets.
(3)

hip

A creeping protruding line formed by the intersection of two sides of a roof, other than its ridge.
(4)

batten

Wooden piece of rectangular section, nailed to the rafters to connect the tiles.
(5)

Breakdown

Horizontal piece of a wooden or metal frame. It is used to support rafters or rigid roof panels.
(6)

Chevron

Wooden element of a frame, placed on the purlins in the direction of the slope.
(7)

gauge

Part of the tile not covered by the one above.

Cat Flap

Cat Flap

Small opening arranged for the ventilation of the attic or the roof.
The roof tile is staggered at the top and bottom of the roof.

Ear

Ear

Element overcoming a punch above the ridge.
The ear is made of earth, wood, zinc or wrought iron.

ridge

ridge

Semi-cylindrical, angular or conical, the ridge tile is overlapping, sliding or interlocking.

Pediment

Pediment

Decorative tile located at the end of ridge, ensuring the junction of the banks of the roof.

Lantern

Lantern

Terracotta accessory placed on a bushing and above the ventilation outlet pipe (VMC, sanitary chute / W-C).

Punch

Punch

Ridge connecting piece. The punch is two, three or four ways.

Bank

Bank

Side end of a roof section other than ridge or sewer. The bank tile is straight (parallel to the line of greatest slope) or bias.

Tile with socket

Tile with socket

Special tile designed to protect the exits of the ventilation ducts of the technical rooms of the house (kitchen, bathroom, W-C).


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