A solid & functioning building needs a good roof. A well-designed and well-executed roof system demonstrate a professional structure while the roof’s lifespan depends on the decisions taken during design, the construction phase, and the usage of the building. At the design stage, we set a target for a roof’s life span, which affects its structural system, features, and materials.
We build the roof of buildings according to design specifications, building practices, and industry-approved installation procedures. Correct and frequent maintenance during a roof’s service life is crucial to its durability and performance. All stages of a roof’s life cycle must be executed correctly and specified to reach its predicted lifespan.
A roof must be watertight, support snow, be appealing, have a permanent abrasion-resistant surface, and not absorb or lose heat. A good roof endures natural occurrences like; strong winds, storms, heavy snow, and earthquakes.
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Types of Roofing Systems
Metal Roofing Systems
Metal roofs are the go-to for homeowners. They are ubiquitous in commercial and transportation hubs, offices, schools, and homes. They come in several colors and styles; for a roof that is incredibly easy on the wallet but also highly durable and impervious to water. Mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel are all widely-used metals. Protecting steel roofing sheets from corrosion is a common practice, which is why the material is commonly galvanized or coated with other materials. Steel sheets can be as thin as 0.5 mm while aluminum sheets can be as thin as 1 mm. Because of this, they need roofing materials like insulation and additional layers.
Slate or Stone Roofs
Stone is a poor choice for roofing because of its weight. Slate is a type of naturally occurring stone that may be easily sliced into thin sheets by striking it with a chisel. The resulting tiles are fine and watertight, allowing them to overlap to create a roof. There is not much waterproof seal between the tiles because the stone tiles are not all the same size and thickness. So to prevent water from seeping through the cracks, the roof needs to have a decent slope, between 20 and 30 degrees.
A thatch roof has a slope of 45 degrees and a thickness of 400mm (16″). It is made of dried plant stems. This thickness is composed of various layers of different plant fibers. Gravity draws water down when it falls on a thatch roof, causing it to trickle from layer to layer. The layers created by the thickness allow the water drops to flow horizontally out of the building before they fall into a room. The steep slope helps the drops get out of the building more quickly before dropping inside by increasing their speed. As a result, this type of roof differs significantly from other roof types in that it includes numerous partially waterproof layers rather than a single watertight one.
Wood Shingle Roofs
Hardwood shingles were traditionally utilized in numerous countries across the world because they are lightweight and easier to replace.
Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Asphalt shingles are not made of traditional materials like clay or stone, but rather are thin rubber-like sheets with a shingle-like appearance. The underside often adheres to the surface with an adhesive or heated bitumen.
Clay Tile Roofs
Clay is a readily available material that is also simple to mold into forms that channel to direct the flow of water. It is still commonly used and has a pleasing appearance in many regions.
Contractors near me who build & renovate Roofing Systems:
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