WARPING- Any distortion in a material.
VALLEY- The “V” shaped area of a roof where two sloping roofs meet. Water drains off the roof at the valleys.
TRUSS- An engineered and manufactured roof support member with “zig-zag” framing members. Does the same job as a rafter but is designd to have a longer span than a rafter.
T & G (TONGUE AND GROOVE)- A joint made by a tongue ( a rib on one edge of a board) that fits into a corresponding groove in the edge of another board to make a tight flush joint. Typically, the subfloor plywood is T & G.
STICK BUILT- A house built without prefabricated parts. Also called conventional building.