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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. We invented roofs to protect us mostly from rain. But nature…

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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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Many Types Roof for Your House

The roof of your house is a shelter from rain, snow and sun. The surface of your roof will determine how your house looks as well as how effective a shelter it will be. From natural materials like slate and wood to man-made products such as asphalt, sheet metal, and plastic polymers; there are more types of roofing to choose…

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Roof Slopes and Flat Roof

Cold roof constructed with ventilation under roof covering; critical in respect of through flow of air if the slope is less than 10%, therefore, now only used with vapour barrier. Warm roof in conventional form ⟶④ (construction including a vapour barrier) from beneath is roof structure – vapour barrier – insulation – weatherproofing – protective layer. Warm roof in upside-down…

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Chimneys and Flues

Flues and chimneys are ducts in and on buildings, which are intended exclusively to convey the gases from fireplaces to the outside over the roof. The following should be connected to a flue: fireplaces with a nominal heat output of more than 20 kW; gas fireplaces with more than 20 kW; every fireplace in buildings with more than five full…

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