Cricket (roofing)

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A cricket or saddle is a ridge structure designed to divert water on a roof around the high side of a chimney[1] or the transition from one roof area to another. The cricket is normally the same pitch as the rest of the roof, but not always. Smaller crickets are covered with metal flashing, and larger ones can be covered with the same material as the rest of the roof.


  1. ^ "Chimney cricket" def. 1. Schmid, Karl F.. Concise encyclopedia of construction terms and phrases. New York: Momentum, 2014. Print.