Types Of Roofing

Roofing is the covering of a structure, consisting of all structures and materials required to support it on top of the ground, on structures, or on uprights, giving protection from wind, rain, sunlight, extreme temperatures, and environmental extremes such as wind, rainfall, snow, dew, and ice. A roof is usually a part of a building’s envelope. Roofs can be of many different types, but most are used to provide protection from the elements such as sun, rain and snow. The materials that are used to make the roof can range from wood, tile, concrete, glass, asphalt, slate, stone, concrete block, and plastic.If you wish to learn more about this, visit James Kate Construction: Roofing, Painting & Windows, Arlington.

The other important roofing type is the type of flashing that is used. Flashing is generally used for one of three purposes: to keep water out of a basement, to protect the structural integrity of the roof or to provide aesthetics. Different types of flashing have different purposes. Decking flashing is used to cover the edge of a swimming pool and to prevent falling debris from penetrating the foundation of a home. Vermiculite and cellulose flashing are a type of flashing that provides added protection and is often used as a final layer over a roof.

Slate roofs are very durable and are usually made with a high-gloss epoxy polyurethane finish. This type of roofing material does require sealant application every 12 years or so. Slate roofing is a very attractive option for both homes and businesses, and they can be constructed to look like almost any other type of building. For example, they look like wood shakes, are square or round, have unique ridge designs and can even include spiral stairways. Most slate roofs are built on sloping ground, but there are those that can also be built on grade and sloping roofs as well. Slate roofing materials can be used in a variety of applications including private housing, industrial, institutional and public buildings.

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