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The Perfect Roof Style for Areas with High Wind and Rain


Choosing the perfect roof style isn’t strictly made with the purpose of making your house looks beautiful. The perfect roof style means the best type of roof for the area your house is situated so you’ll have a high chance of avoiding roof repairs due to harsh weather conditions (see All You Need to Know about Roofs). We invented roofs…

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What is Flat Roof?


What is flat roof? A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. The slope of a roof, which is properly known as its pitch, are only up to approximately 10° for flat roofs. A flat roof gives the house a rather ancient look if done right, because it’s form was…

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All You Need to Know About Roof Tiles


An article on all you need to know about roof tiles? Why would you need it? Roof tiles are basically the flat, breakable things you would use to make the roof that would protect your head in the house. Roof tiles aren’t that simple. To not learn all you need to know about roof tiles would be like putting a…

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The History of Asphalt Shingles


Asphalt shingle is a type of wall or roof shingle that uses asphalt for waterproofing. It’s one of the most widely used roofing covers, especially in North America, because it has a relatively inexpensive up-front cost and is simple to install, so it may bear useful to learn the history of asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are an American invention first…

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The History of Roof Tiles


One of the main places where fire hazards start was at the roof (according to an investigation in 1958), because homes their insulation made out of very flammable materials such as wood. Roof coverings were typically fibreglass and bitumen shingles, people do bonfires, fireworks (invented in medieval China in the 7th century to scare away evil spirits), and back in…

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Comparison of Some Types of Roofing


Before comparing several types of roof, you should know the type of roof that is used as a roof, such as: Wood Shingles and Shakes Wood shingles and shakes made from rot resistant woods have low fire resistance unless treated. Slate Roofing Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials. Though brittle and expensive, it is very durable and resists…

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All You Need to Know About a Roof


Are you certain you already know all you need to know about a roof? For starters, a roof is the structure that covers or forms the top of a building or vehicle or shelter which provides protection from animals and weather, notably rain or snow, but also heat, wind and sunlight. A house’s roof can be made out of many things, but all you need to know about a roof’s…

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Tensile and Inflatable Structures


The construction of awnings and tensile roofs is becoming more widespread. These constructions vary from simple awnings and roofs, to technically very complicated tensile structures of the most diverse types.   Materials: artificial fibre material (polyester) is used as the base fabric, with corrosion resistant and weather proof protective layers of PVC on both sides. Characteristics: high strength (can resist…

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Guidelines for the Roof Garden


Definitions Extensive roof cultivation implies a protective covering that needs upkeep, replacing the customary gravel covering. To a large extent, the planted level is self-replenishing and the upkeep, i.e., maintenance, is reduced to a   Scope These guidelines apply to areas of vegetation without natural connection to the ground, particularly on building roofs, and roofs of underground garages, shelters, or…

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Roof Garden and Roof Cultivation


The concept of roof gardens and roof cultivation had already been exploited by the Babylonians in biblical times by 600 BC. In Berlin, in 1890, farm house roofs were covered with a layer of soil as a means of fire protection, in which vegetation seeded itself. Le Corbusier was the first in our century to rediscover the almost forgotten green…

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