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Eave

The lower edge of a roof that hangs beyond the exterior wall of the house to protect the walls of the house from rainwater.

Eaves fascia

The length of the fascia applied on the eaves.

Fascia

The vertical, decorative board under a roof edge, often carrying the gutter.

Flashing

The weatherproof material installed between roof sheathing and the finish materials to prevent water leakage.

Frieze board

A decorative board underneath the eaves where the soffit terminates, serving no other purpose than looks. It’s placed where the top of siding meets another substrate.

Inside corner

The point at which two walls form an internal angle, as in the corner of a room.

Level starter

The level bottom of siding. Most vinyl contractors use starter strip and most fiber cement contractors use starter strip or first course. 

Openings

The united inches, square footage, tops lengths, sills lengths and sides lengths of all windows, doors, garages and other potential openings. 

Outside corner

The point at which two walls form an external angle, one you usually can walk around.

Pitch 

The incline angle of a roof surface, given as a ratio of the rise (in inches) to the run (in feet). Also called the slope. 

Rake

The slanting edge of a gable roof that runs from the eave to the ridge of the roof.

Rake fascia

The length of the fascia applied on the rakes.

Ridge

The horizontal line at the junction of the top edges of two sloping roof surfaces.

Roof hip

The external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof.

Roof lengths

The combined length of the ridges, hips, valleys, rakes, gutters and eaves of a roof.

Roof waste

The percentage of roof material ordered in excess of the estimated material needed for construction.

Shingle

Small units of material which are laid in a series of overlapping rows to cover a roof.

Shingle flashing

Flashing that lays under the shingles in the "V" area of the roof valley. 

Siding

The exterior material applied to the walls of a building, meant to protect the walls from the effects of weather and insulate.

Sills

The element forming the lower side of an opening, as a door sill or window sill.

Siding waste

The percentage of siding material ordered in excess of the estimated material needed for construction.

Slope 

The incline angle of a roof surface, given as a ratio of the rise (in inches) to the run (in feet). Also called pitch.

Sloped frieze board

A decorative board underneath the eaves where the soffit terminates, serving no other purpose than looks.

Sloped trim

The bottom of siding that is sloped, often a roof to wall intersection on an incline.

Soffit

The underside of the portion of the roof that extends out beyond the sidewalls of the house.

Soffit square footage

Square footage of the eave soffit.

Step flashing

Individual pieces of sheet metal material used to flash walls, chimneys, dormers and such along the slope of a roof. 

Trim

The framing around a window or door, on either the inside or outside.

Unknown areas

Areas that are not captured in photos. HOVER provides square footage measurements for these areas but cannot determine material, trims or openings.

Valley

The "V" shaped area of a roof where two sloping roofs meet.

Vertical trim

A corner where siding meets another substrate. Most vinyl contractors use J-channel and most fiber cement contractors use a trim board.

Waste factor

The percentage of material ordered in excess of the estimated material needed for construction.

Learn more

Check out this video in which we explain all measurements that are included in the measurements PDF and how you can use these measurements.

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