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Overview of Roof Construction

In most countries a roof protects primarily against rain. Depending upon the nature of the building, the roof may also protect against heat, against sunlight, against cold and against wind.
 
Other types of structure, for example, a garden conservatory, might use roofing that protects against cold, wind and rain but admits light. A verandah may be roofed with material that protects against sunlight but admits the other elements.
 
The characteristics of a roof are dependent upon the purpose of the building that it covers, the available roofing materials and the local traditions of construction and wider concepts of architectural design and practice and may also be governed by local or national legislation.

The elements in the design of a roof are:

  • roofing material
  • construction
  • durability
The material of a roof may range from banana leaves, wheaten straw or seagrass to lamininated glass, aluminium sheeting and precast concrete. In many parts of the world ceramic tiles have been the predominant roofing material for centuries.
 
The construction of a roof is determined by its method of support and how the underneath space is bridged and whether or not the roof is pitched. The pitch is the angle at which the roof rises from its lowest to highest point. Most domestic architecture, except in very dry regions, has roofs which are sloped, or pitched. The pitch is partly dependent upon stylistic factors, but has more to do with practicalities. Some types of roofing, for example thatch, require a steep pitch in order to be waterproof and durable.
 
Other types of roofing, for example pantiles, are unstable on a steeply pitched roof but provide excellent weather protection at a relatively low angle. In regions where there is little rain, an almost flat roof with a slight run-off provides adequate protection against an occasional downpour.
 
The durability of a roof is a matter of concern because the roof is often the least accessible part of a building for purposes of repair and renewal, while its damage or destruction can have serious effects.
 
*Information above provided by roofing-articles.com

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1748 Traditional Drive
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Colorado Roof Toppers
131 Hunters Cove Rd
Mead, CO 80542
Total Roofing & Reconstruction
3412 Langley Cir
Plano, TX 75024
Seci Construction Inc
157 Robin Hood Rd
Clifton, NJ 07013
Smart Care Exteriors
87 Main Street
Monroe, IL 06468
Roof Worx LLC
12301 N Grant Street
Suite 130
Thornton, CO 80241
Olneya Restoration Group
1887 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
Millstream Construction
219 Naubuc Ave
East Hartford, CT 06118
American Dream Home Improvement - Illinois
3040 Finley Rd #200
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Drytech Restoration Services
80 Central Ave.
Spring City, PA 19475
Summit Point Roofing
6352 E Fulton St
Ada, MI 49301
Scholar Painting LLC
2 Klarides Village Drive
#145
Seymour, CT 06483
Solution Roofing
77 W 200 S
#122
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Final Touch Roofing
2518 1st St.
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Chase Construction North West Inc
11316 36th St E
Edgewood, WA 98372
Bone Dry Roofing
11368 Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Roof Worx LLC
155 E Boardwalk Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Net Roofing
2525 W. Arkansas Ln
Arlington, TX 76010
A-Top Roofing & Construction
77 Pension Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Hustad Companies Inc
3236 County Hwy N
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
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9277 Cordova Park Rd
Cordova, TN 38018
Turtle Roofing
8404 Sterling St #1
Irving, TX 75063
Sundollar Restoration, LLC
13119 Foster Ct
Carmel , MN 46033
Allstate Roofing
2264 Fair Oaks Blvd Suite 204
Sacramento, CA 95825
My-Pros roofing
4133 N Perryville Rd,Loves Park, IL 61111
Loves Park, IL, IL 61111
Pennington Roofers
3433 Highway 190 Suite 105
Mandeville, LA 70471
Crescent Movers
6321 N. Cicero Ave, Unit A
Chicago, IL 60646
Meredith Home Improvements
2025 Borland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
TCK Roofing
Mansion House
Elstree Road
Bushey Heath, NJ 07016
All Around Roofing and Exteriors Inc
1440 South Monroe St
Denver, CO 80210
A.Clark roofing and siding
4631 12 Street N
Calgary, AL T2E 4R3
Johnson Construction Company LLC
5357 Broadview Rd. Unit B
Parma, OH 44134
Complete Exteriors
4725 US-80
Pearl, MS 39208
Hooten Homes LLC
103 West 4th St.
Wentzville, MO 63385
Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, Inc.
2055 S Raritan Street, Unit B
Denver, CO 80223
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3601 S I-35 Service Rd,Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Roofing & Restoration Services of America
1605 E Terra Ln.
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Seneca Creek Home Improvement LLC
9909 Mainsail Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Johnson Construction Company LLC
545 Metro Place S Suite 100
Dublin, OH 43017
Coomer Roofing Company
6204 South Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Southern Home Services LLC
9307 Monroe Rd
Suite O
Charlotte, NC 28270
Pitts Roofing
3917 Broadway Ave
Fort Worth , TX 76117
Mountain Roof Repair
p.o.box 2183
pocono pines, PA 18350
Art Construction of NW FL, LLC
11 West 23rd Street
Suite B4
Panama City, FL 32405
Pacific Exteriors LLC
14724 Bothell Way NE,Seattle, WA 98155
Seattle, WA, WA 98155
Tredent Contracting Services
237 46th street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
New Look Builders
3931 Blue Bird Rd
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Infinity Home Improvement Inc
852 47th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Intech Equipment & Supply
1921 W. Grant St.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
American Dream Home Improvement - Indiana
11711 N Pennsylvania St #105
Carmel, IN 46032
Contract Exteriors
1991 Glenns Bay Rd #200
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Sunset Hills Roofing
12981 Maurer Industrial Dr
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Christian Brothers Roofing & Contracting, LLC
260 E Crossville Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, US
Roswell, GA, GA 30075
The Roof Maker Inc
38 Mercer Street
Bolivia, NC 28422
Epic Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.
2435 22 St NE
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2435 22 St NE
Calgary, AL AB T2E 8K8
Shield Roofing & Construction LLC
200 Hale St
Charleston, WV 25301
Bone Dry Roofing
4715 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Klaus Larsen LLC
61 L Main St,Hebron, CT 06248
Hebron, CT, CT 06248
Johnson Construction Company LLC
1707 N West St.
Lima, OH 45801
Gemini General Contracting
121 South Walnut Street
Westfield, IN 46074
LeafGuard by Midlands Home Solutions
10416 Chandler Cir
La Vista, NE 68128
ABC Roofing Inc
624 Guilford College Rd
Greensboro, NC 27409
Quality Exterior Services LLC
234 Azores Dr
Slidell, LA 70458
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746 Hanley Ind. Ct
Brentwood, MO 63144
DePalma Construction Inc
29 Tannery Rd
Dillsburg, PA 17019
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210 Sheridan St.
Longview, IL 61852
Precision Roofing Inc
22 Kerr Lane
Southfields, NY 10975
Johnson Construction Company LLC
2692 Madison Rd
STE N1-315
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Harmony Home Improvement
2389 Main St
Glastonbury, CT 06033
RSG Roofing LLC
5648 Eula Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45248
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13332 Bee Street
Dallas, TX 75234
 

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