Roof Top Terminology

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CRICKET: A relatively small area of a roof constructed purposefully, with compound slope, to divert water from a horizontal intersection of the roof with a rising vertical element such as a chimney, wall, expansion joint or other projection.

DRAINING ROOF EDGE: A perimeter condition utilizing embedded sheet metal flashing to direct water over the roof edge.

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