The Glossary of Construction Terms:
A Guide to Understanding Home Construction.

The Real Estate Professionals at Vision Realty know that when you start shopping for a new or existing home,
you may encounter some words and terms that are unfamiliar to you.
The following glossary will help you be a better informed new home shopper.

Click on "Alpha Letter" for full definition of terms.
A B C
  • Aerator
  • Air hammer
  • Airway
  • Alkali
  • Anchor Bolt
  • Asphalt
  • Attic ventilators
  • Ball cock
  • Baseboard
  • Base molding
  • Beam
  • Bearing wall
  • Brace
  • Brick veneer
  • Casing
  • Circuit breaker
  • Concrete dusting
  • Condenser
  • Conduit, electrical
  • Corner bead
  • D & E F G & H
  • Damper
  • Delamination
  • Dethatching
  • Drywall
  • Downspout
  • Dry wall
  • Eaves
  • Efflorescence
  • Face frame
  • Face nailing
  • Facia or Fascia
  • Filler board
  • Fillers
  • Flashing
  • Flue
  • Footing
  • Foundation
  • Frame construction
  • Gable
  • Gabled louvers
  • Graphite lubricant
  • Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Grout
  • Header
  • Hip roof
  • Honeycomb
  • Hose bib
  • I - L M - R S
  • Insulation
  • Jamb
  • Click Here to Joint compound
  • Joists
  • Keeper plate
  • Lockset
  • Louver
  • Masonry
  • Mastic
  • Moldings
  • Nail pops
  • Pointing
  • Ponding
  • Rafter
  • Resilient flooring
  • Ridge vent
  • Roof sheathing
  • Scaling
  • Sheathing
  • Shingles
  • Siding
  • Sill
  • Sill plates
  • Silicone
  • Soffit
  • Soffit vent
  • Spackle
  • Spalling
  • Stud
  • Sub-flooring
  • Swale
  •   T - W  
  • Tack strips
  • Tread
  • Trim
  • Trusses
  • Turnaround
  • Underlayment
  • Valley
  • Vacuum breaker
  • Valve seat
  • Wall ties
  • Washers
  • Weather stripping
  • Washouts
  • Window balance
  • If we have not included a word in our list, please feel free to contact us and we will search for the answer.  If we feel it is a word that needs to be added to our listing then we will add the term.  We thank you for helping us help future homebuyers.  Ask a Vision Professional.

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