Carroll Sons Inc
We don’t always apprehend the importance and design of roofs. Mainly because it is such a daily thing as every building has one. Here are a few interesting facts about roofs that you probably never knew.
10 interesting facts about roofing
1. Your location determines your roof
The type of roof you have depends on the climate of your area. They are specifically designed to insulate or deflect sun against extremes and resist the most common weather conditions. The climate also affects your roof’s inclination. For example, slanted roofs are better at resisting strong winds.
2. Flat roofs aren’t flat
Flat roofs incline ¼ inch per foot with the purpose of draining water.
3. A roof is more than shingles and wood
Roofs consist of different layers. The deck supports the weight and the insulator barrier prevents rain and snow. Metal flashing guides water off the edges accompanied by the drip edge. Last but not least, the shingles.
4. Don’t cover one roof with another
Building one roof on top of another won’t resolve the remaining issues. Nonetheless, the weight could bring both roofs down and weaken your walls and foundation.
5. Roofs are not DIY projects
Ever heard of the saying ‘rather safe than sorry’? Although you would save money, roofs have strict structural standards. You will need proper training before taking on such a project.
6. Roofs need ventilation
Roofs need a ventilation system. The airflow keeps the temperature down, and moist out. As a result, the materials used to build the roof will last longer.
7. Environmentally smart roofs
Use materials that are designed to insulate or deflect sun in different seasons. Thus, allowing you to use your HVAC system less.
8. There are professional roof cleaners
Don’t fear, a roof cleaner is near! Also known as the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. They use specialized tools and products and are trained for this task.
9. Bad roofs affect resale value
Nobody wants to buy a house with a faulty roof. More importantly, if it is bad enough shape, inspectors can condemn your house.
10. The lifespan of a roof
A well-built roof can last up to 30-50 years, while some materials can last up to a century.
There’s a lot more to roofing than meets the eye. It is not only external appearances or protecting us against weather conditions. We have learned the value and detail that go into roofing. More importantly, it is not a DIY project!
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