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VALLEY: The concave, V-shaped area of a roof where two sloping planes meet. Rainwater drains from the roof at the valleys.
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VALLEY FLASHING: A long, narrow piece of sheet metal fitted into the crease of a roof valley.
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VAPOR BARRIER: A waterproof building product installed under drywall to prevent condensation.
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VAULT: A tunnel that is formed by a series of arches. Types of vaults include barrel vaults, rear vaults, and rib vaults.
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VEINING BIT: A kind of drill bit used with a router.
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VENEER: Very thin sheets of wood, brick, or stone that cover a surface such as a wall.
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VENETIAN BLINDS: Slatted window blinds with a mechanism connecting the parallel slats.
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VENT: A duct that allows air to flow outside.
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VERANDA: A roofed porch surrounded by a balcony.
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VERMICULITE: A mineral used in the manufacture of insulation, plaster, and concrete. Also see Perlite.
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VESTIBULE: A small enclosed area located between the exterior door and the interior space of a building.
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V-CARVING BIT: A kind of drill bit used with a router.
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V-GROOVING BIT: A kind of drill bit used with a router.
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VICE: A stationary piece of construction equipment used for gripping a piece to be worked on.
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VICTORIAN: An architectural style that was popular in England during the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century.
Victorian architecture is characterized by small sized rooms, bay windows, and ornate exterior detailing, among other things.
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VINYL: A water-resistant, corrosion-proof, synthetic material. Shown below, vinyl siding is one of several budget-friendly home construction tips.
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VISQUEEN: A brand of waterproof plastic sheeting.
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VOID: Boxes installed between the earth and the concrete foundation wall. Commonly used when expansive soils are present.
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VOLTAGE: A measure of electrical potential.
Need home construction tips? Most homes are wired with 110-volt and 220-volt lines.
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VOUSSIOR: A wedge-shaped piece that forms part of an arch. Also see Springer.
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