A roof is a
covering on the top part of a building; a roof can be flat or slop at an angle.
plays a very import part of the building structure, it protects the content of
from natural effects of weather and also elements found in the environment. The
can be made
of many materials base on the region or country you reside ; these materials
metal, wood, concrete, glass etc. The function of the roof can be determine by the Materials
used to create the type of roof and these materials helps in the life span
of the roof.
This article will focus mainly on slab roof (Concrete) and also pattern roof (wood)
used in our region.
Let’s start with
the concrete Slab roof; this type of roof is made with concrete and steel. This
roof has various advantages has compared to the pattern roof. These advantages
include; stand up well when exposed to heavy winds, good load resistance (base
on thickness of the slab), not easily damage by pressure washing or object that
falls on it, Good heat resistance and Have good life span. Concrete Slab roof
can also cost less compared to Pattern roofing that is made of wood and
shingles in our region. I could find many other advantages of the concrete slab
roof, but let us switch our focus to the pattern roof (wood). This type of roof
also has some advantage that the Concrete slab roof doesn’t 'have. Well, the
first of these include; aesthetical pleasing to the eye, the different slops
and angles prevents water soaking in roof, environmentally friendly base on the
roof members or material used, cost effective, does not trap heat or hold heat
and also Light weight. Now, let’s go
into the roofing materials that are used to make some beautiful roofs.
materials include lumber, ply board, felt, gutters, shingles (wood, metal, asphalt,
metal sheeting, nail , screws and straps.
All these material or some are used
different variation of roofs in the construction of roofs. Some types of roof
roof, gambrel roof , intersecting roof, mansard roof and butterfly roof. These
combine to create many roof patterns , hence
we use the term "pattern roof"
in the construction
of roofs on homes and buildings.
contain various members that are common to all roof construction; these members
beams and all of these members come to together to form the
structure or skeleton of the roof frame or framing. In general a
needed for all building structure to exist as a home or space to occupy.
aspect of roof or roofing that is important is the life span of the roof.
The life span
of a roof depends on the material that is used to make this roof. Life spans
of roof can
range from 15- 50 years . However, the life span of the roof can increase base
roofing materials used to make your roof. Another thing I have not mentioned is
the type of covering used (tiles, shingles, metal); Roof tiles used are; Slate,
Plain Tiles, Pantiles and Roman Tiles. For shingles these include;
Asphalt Shingles, Fiberglass Shingles, Slate Shingles and Solar Roof Shingles.
For Metal roofing you have Vertical Seam Panels, Zinc, Modular Press-formed
panels and Modular Press-formed Granular Coated.
So, your roof
says allot about your home.