Your roof functions like an umbrella over the house protecting you from rain, snowfall and the scorching sun. It is another constructive purpose like the walls and floor. If you neglect a small drip problem however, it only gets worse.
Importance of Quality Roofs: What points should be considered while designing an ideal roof? It should have a strong structure so that you are not constantly in a ‘head up’ kind of situation. The most important aspect to be considered while designing a roof would be its long life. A roof basically protects the inner structure of the house and its occupants from natural climatic occurrence like rain. Always give a lot of thought when you decide to invest in a new roof for your house.
Don’t opt for cheap material to save a few bucks. Using cheap and low quality material will cost you in the long run. The roofs made using these B-grade material never last long. They start deteriorating faster, allowing water to seep through easily. Besides, it is not as if you change the roof every year. Look at it as a long term investment.
Choosing an appropriate roof design. Unfortunately, some find it really confusing to choose the right design for the roof, mainly due to the number of options available to them. The choices available today include metal roofing, plastic roofing, asphalt, etc. Material like stone, slate, etc. are still used in the modern roofing technology by enthusiasts who want to keep the old school structures alive. A common mistake made by people while redesigning a roof is not adhering to the climatic factors that prevail in the area. Proper roofing hardly requires any maintenance. For example, good quality wood like cedar, Mediterranean terracotta shingles, etc. last for a very long time. While installing good quality roofs, two aspects should be taken into consideration.
There should be no leakage. Water should not seep through the ceilings. To assure this, a proper coating should be applied to the rooftops. Three coatings are considered ideal. Leakages result if people ignore the roofs for too long, especially if the existent roofing is done with low quality material. If the roof leakage is neglected for too long, the problem may become severe, with the structure deteriorating and affecting the walls of the house.
People have the wrong idea of using quality material for the roof. They feel that good quality material should only be used for constructing new rooftops, whereas the other materials only serve maintenance purposes. This is a very big misconception. While maintaining old roofs, the quality used should be given priority. Moss and algae are never found growing on roofs where the quality standards are maintained. Cost is a big issue in this matter. However, fortunately there are many good, reliable companies out there providing cheap, but good quality material for roofing purposes. These materials are like the clones of metallic shingles that are light in weight and have long life.