When construction your home or business space ensuring that you have the best quality of roofing is important. A roof is required to provide protection from animals as well as weather conditions such as rain, sun or wind. Roofing refers to the covering of a building and the framing or structure which supports that covering. Different types of roofs that can be construction to cover a building include EPDM roofing, flat roofs, green roofs, modified bitumen, traditional asphalt, tar and gravel, tile roofing and white membrane roofing systems.
When looking for a roof there are general consideration that people make such as the material, the type of construction and the durability of the roof. Traditionally, people used materials such as banana leaves, wheaten straw or sea grass for roofing while in the contemporary construction laminated glass, copper and aluminium sheeting are the most common types of roofing materials.
The general function of the roof is for protection of people and assets but roofing may vary depending on the type of building like residential or commercial. The difference in the design can be explained by the difference in the size of the building and the slope of the roof. The size of residential building is small and requires a smaller load bearing capacity and crew than the commercial roofing. Residential roofing and commercial roofing also play other functions other than protection that vary. A residential roof should function to accommodate minor protrusions like chimneys and sunlight while a commercial roof should allow for systems, smoke stacks, pipes, roof entrances and mechanical needs. The knowledge and skills required for construction of commercial roofing is more complex than of residential roofing.
One of the best quality roofing is architectural roofing such as cedar shakes and slakes. One of the advantage of architectural roofing is the ease of installation hence less time is needed to install the roof.
Reliability is the most important value to look for in a roofer. There are numerous roofing companies the offers roofing maintenance and installation services for both residential and commercial building. Hiring a professional roofer for architectural roofing is important to ensure that the roofing for your building is appropriate because they have a lot of experience and skills in roof installation.
The qualities that one should be looking for in a roofer should be range of experience in handling problems of all kinds, proof that they can install quality roofing, cost of installation, and knowledge on the latest trends in the roofing materials and styles, insurance and bonding as well as the warranty on material flaws or mishaps in the installation.