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Definition of Barge

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Barge

A horizontal beam rafter that supports shorter rafters.



Related Terms:

Barge Board

A decorative board covering the projecting rafter (fly rafter) of the gable end. At the cornice, this member is a fascia board.


Baseboard

Any board or molding found at the bottom of an interior wall.


Board Foot

Measurement of lumber that is the equivalent of 144 cubic inches.


Particle Board

Plywood substitute made of course sawdust that is mixed with resin and pressed into sheets. Used for closet shelving, floor underlayment, stair treads, etc.


Ridge Board

A horizontal board that serves as the apex of the roof structure.



Wafer Board

A manufactured wood panel made out of 1"- 2" wood chips and glue. Often used as a substitute for plywood in the exterior wall and roof sheathing.


Apron

A trim board that is installed beneath a window sill.


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Cornice

Overhang of a pitched roof, usually consisting of a fascia board, a soffit and appropriate trim moldings.


Fascia

Horizontal boards attached to rafter/truss ends at the eaves and along gables. Roof drain gutters are attached to the fascia.


Lap Siding

Slightly wedge-shaped boards used as horizontal siding in a lapped pattern over the exterior sheathing. Varies in butt thickness from ½ to ¾ inch and in widths up to 12".


Rabbet

A groove cut in a board to receive another board.


Riser

Vertical boards between the steps of a stairway.


Z-Bar Flashing

Bent, galvanized metal flashing that is installed above a horizontal trim board of an exterior window, door, or brick run. It prevents water from getting behind the trim/brick and into the home.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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