cant

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This is an old revision of cant made by MicroZeta on 2006-06-21 13:15:33.

 

literally, an oblique angle, slanted from the horizontal or vertical planes. it most commonly references the intersection between a parapet or other vertical wall and the roof plane. this intersection is canted to allow the roof membrane to wrap the corner while reducing the probability the membrane will tear because of the sharp angle. the cant in this instance is commonly a piece of insulation, either fully triangular solid or a strip of insulation cut into a trapezoidal cross section to fit the angle. cants in other constructions can also be made of other materials, such as plywood.
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