A roof is part of the construction of a building that covers the top of the building. It is the covering that protects the uppermost part of a building or shelter against animals and weather, especially rain or snow, but also heat, wind and sunlight. The word roofing also denotes the structure or framing that supports the covering.If you’re looking for more tips, Mustang Metal Roofing has it for you.
Depending on how they are built and installed with regard to thermal building insulation and ventilation, roofs are often designed as hot or cold roofs. A sloped roof’s steepness or roof pitch is defined mainly by the material and aesthetic design of the roof covering. Flat roofs actually slope to shed water up to about ten degrees.
The most used material in North America is asphalt shingles, accounting for up to 75 percent of all steep slope roofs. Due to lower installation costs, this form of material is also gaining popularity. 3-tab shingles have been used in the past; “architectural” or “dimensional” shingles are becoming very common nowadays.