Here is a FREE, full color guide to Modular Homes, home designs, and architectural styles.
This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in building designs, landscapes, and more.
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by Judee Shipman
ROOF COMB: A flat piece that tops a pyramid in certain monuments.
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ROOF DECK: A flat, boarded surface on a reinforced roof, designed to support extra weight. Roofs are not normally designed strongly enough to support many people. This is especially true of modular homes, although some modular homes are retrofitted for roof decks.
Shown below, a luxury roof deck in Minneapolis.
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ROOFING NAIL: A long nail typically used for roofing construction.
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ROOF JACK: The plank and associated hardware that creates a flat surface safe to stand on. A roof jack is essential for roofing work, even on modular homes.
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ROOF JOIST: The horizontal supporting beam for roof rafters.
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ROOF VALLEY: The "V" that is created where two sloping roof panels meet. Shown below, an open roof valley with metal valley flashing.
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ROTTENSTONE: A type of sandpaper (i.e. abrasive agent).
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ROTUNDA: A circular building, often topped with a dome. Shown below, students inside the rotunda at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Further below, rotunda-style modular homes are called roundhouses.
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ROUGH OPENING: The horizontal and vertical measurements of a window or door opening, before drywall or siding is installed.
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ROUGH IN: Installing the initial plumbing, electricity, heating, and/or carpentry components that will later be concealed behind the second finishing phase.
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ROUND BRUSH: A rotary brush used for painting.
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ROUND HEAD SCREW: A screw with a curved or domed head.
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ROUTER: A rotating tool used for shaping edges, cutting grooves, fashioning joints, and other woodworking tasks. There are a number of different types of routers, with varying sizes and features.
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ROW HOMES: A block of homes of similar design that are attached side by side, but do not share any common walls.
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RUMAH GADANG: An Indonesian architectural style characterized by curved, sharply pointed rooftops.
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RUN: The horizontal distance from the roof's eave to directly under the ridge.
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RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURE: Refers to the style and design elements of structures that were built in Russia from the 10th to the 18th century.
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RUSSIAN REVIVAL: An architectural style that began in the mid 19th century. The idea was to borrow from original Russian architectural design, and give it a modernized twist.
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RUSTIC: A wood-inspired, rural interior style featuring natural wood grains and vintage fixtures. Even modular homes can use a rustic touch.
Shown below, a traditional rustic interior design, followed by a more modern rustic interior design.
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R VALUE: A measure of insulation. The R-Value is important for warmth in both modular homes and stick built structures.
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