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Glossary group: L

Latch

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A beveled metal tongue operated by a spring-loaded knob or lever. The tongue’s bevel lets you close the door and engage the locking mechanism, if any, without using a key. Contrasts with dead bolt.

Lap

  • March 5, 2021
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To cover the surface of one shingle or roll with another.

Landing

  • March 5, 2021
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A platform between flights of stairs or at the termination of a flight of stairs. Often used when stairs change direction. Normally no less than 3 ft. X 3 ft. square.

Laminating

  • March 5, 2021
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Bonding together two or more layers of materials.

Laminated shingles

  • March 5, 2021
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Shingles that have added dimensionality because of extra layers or tabs, giving a shake-like appearance. May also be called “architectural shingles” or “three-dimensional shingles.”

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