What is a Ridge?
Within a roofing system a ridge is the horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. To describe it another way, it is where the two sides of a roof meet at the highest point.
While the technical term might be called ridge, it is not uncommon to hear homeowners describe as a peak, or “the peak” since it is the highest point. You may hear a roofer also use the phrase hip line.
Why it Matters
Ridge is a term that you’ll likely hear your roofing consultant describe, either drawing it, or pointing to it from outside the house. While the average homeowner doesn’t hear the word “ridge” that often, there are a lot of context clues in describing it as the roof’s highest point.