Roofing Basics – What Is Roofing?

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Roofing is typically the top most covering of a structure, adding structures and materials to support it on top of buildings, or on uprights, giving maximum protection from sun, rain, wind, extreme temperatures, and all other conditions. A roof isn’t actually a part of the structure envelope itself. It’s the covering on the outside of buildings that makes the structure weather proof and prevents the structure from lasting very long. As well as protecting the structure itself, roofing adds aesthetic value to your home and is also required by law in some regions.

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Roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, slate, or concrete tiles are typically used to manufacture a roof. While asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in North America, there are many types of roofing materials available throughout the world. For example, roofing shingles are made out of ceramic or clay material but are commonly used in North America. Slate, or concrete tiles, are most often used in Europe, though they’re also becoming more widely available in North America and Asia.

One type of roofing is generally called single-ply roofing which is generally made out of either felt tile, or slate shingles. Single-ply roofing is best for smaller buildings where one single wall is usually exposed to the elements, however single-ply roofs are also suitable for larger buildings that don’t require many layers. One great benefit of using single-ply roofing is that you can build a roof with only a few layers, cutting down the time it takes to install your roof. The other major downside of single-ply roofing is that because there are only one layers, the roof can be more susceptible to weather damage, especially when the layers are from different materials.

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