Types of Roofing Systems

Types of Roofing Systems

A roof is actually the top most covering of a construction, which includes all structures and materials needed to support it upon uprights, on the roof of the structure or for that matter on the external walls of the structure. A roof is also a part of the outer building envelope, which protects and adds aesthetic value to any building. There are different types of roofing systems in use, depending upon the nature of use and the climatic conditions. This in turn determines the maintenance and repair expenses that need to be incurred, hence the cost and timely payments that have to be made.

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The two most commonly used types of roofing systems in the United States are flat roofing (or solid) and flat roofing systems, which are generally fabricated using asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used form of roofing material because of its being a strong and durable material that requires little or no maintenance and can also endure all seasons. It is also one of the most affordable roofing materials. However, asphalt shingles are more commonly found in hot and humid climates because its composition consists mainly of asphalt, water, and natural chemicals, which are especially beneficial in arid climates. In such climates, where the soil is often moist and the temperatures are high most of the time, even a roof made of asphalt becomes vulnerable to cracking.

Flat roofs are more expensive to build and maintain than the previous two types of roofing systems, because it needs fewer materials and requires fewer maintenance activities. Also, because of its strength, a flat roof has better insulation, fire resistance, and sound insulation qualities. However, the problem with flat roofs is that they do not give protection to hot surfaces such as kitchens and bathrooms. Therefore, in hot climates flat roofs should be replaced with metal roofing, which also comes with a good warranty.

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