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Roofing - Parameters for a Perfect Purchase


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Roofing is essential if one wants to repair or design a new roof. There are certain factors that count and these are the type of roof, the environment and the insurance. Also the consultancy of the roofing contractors is a must.

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Roofing - Parameters for a Perfect Purchase

  1. 1. Roofing - Parameters for a Perfect Purchase
  2. 2. Brief Introduction <ul><li>It is not possible to have a house without roof. In the earlier times, there were no multiple choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Today there are many types of roofs available and if you select the wrong one, it is equivalent to having no roof at all. That’s why it’s essential to have a look at these important factors. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main Areas Covered <ul><li>Metal Roof </li></ul><ul><li>Gable Roof </li></ul><ul><li>Hipped Roof </li></ul><ul><li>Roofing Contractor and Importance </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance cover </li></ul><ul><li>Leaking Roof Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Pitch Factor </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Metal Roof <ul><li>You have roofs of different metals available in the market today . This is also called a tin roof and the sheeting is in the form of galvanized steel. </li></ul>The principal advantages are the fact that it’s lightweight as well as the durable. It’s resistant to fire and spark. The maintenance required is less as these are energy and labour efficient.
  5. 5. Metal Roof Points <ul><li>Low pitch- </li></ul><ul><li>The prime metals used are aluminum, stainless steel, copper and zinc. These are a protection cover against bad weather and that’s where they get their name: low pitched. </li></ul><ul><li>Lightness and durability – </li></ul><ul><li>These metal roofs are durable and light and are resistant to corrosion. They last approximately 50 years. These add to the aesthetic beauty and can be installed in a variety of colors. </li></ul>
  6. 6. – Gable Roof <ul><li>This is one with slopes. Gable means triangular. The wall portion is between the sloping roof edges. There are advantages to this roof but is not generally considered good in the hurricane prone regions. </li></ul>The gothic architecture has these types of roofs and they are common. The Scottish buildings of the seventeenth century also had such roofs.
  7. 7. Gable roof points <ul><li>Classic design </li></ul><ul><li>This type of roof slopes face downward and connects. This forms the ridge and creates the unique shape of a triangle. </li></ul><ul><li>High level of functionality </li></ul><ul><li>This roof doesn’t store rainwater, debris, or snow on top of it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hipped Roof <ul><li>This is an evenly shaped roof and from roof to wall, there is a wrapping. Such roofs have eaves. The slope of this type is fairly gentle. The square hip roof generally resembles the pyramid shape. </li></ul>On the top of houses with a rectangular design, such roofs have two trapezoidal sides and two triangular sides. These require complex tress systems and are difficult to construct.
  9. 9. Hipped roof points <ul><li>Heavy weather </li></ul><ul><li>These are good for strong weather. They use a rigid frame as a protection against extreme weather. </li></ul><ul><li>Eaves on all sides </li></ul><ul><li>The roof edge runs in the horizontal direction across the façade. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Roof contractors and their Utility <ul><li>It is important to negotiate with roofing contractors . This can save you money. </li></ul><ul><li>The contractor has to be genuine, otherwise the owner of the property can file a claim against his performance bond for any unfinished work, damages or repairs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Points to Discuss With Roofing Contractor <ul><li>Finish the job on time </li></ul><ul><li>Professional roofing contractors can do a job in a short amount time. Lack of negotiations will lead you to pay high fees to the contractor. </li></ul><ul><li>Major installations </li></ul><ul><li>For new installations and major repairs, negotiate with the contractor for better material. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Insurance Cover <ul><li>The insurance cover is very important. It is important to consult the insurance providing companies in this area. </li></ul><ul><li>Also seek the essential tips from the roofing contractors in this area as they have contacts with many insurance agents who are in business. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Insurance cover points <ul><li>Noticing the damages </li></ul><ul><li>After noticing the damages, be in touch with the insurance company. They will tell about the amount to be paid for reroofing. </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor and insurance agent </li></ul><ul><li>You can request that the contractor to be in touch with the insurance agent. In most of the cases, the roofing professionals are in touch with the insurance companies. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Leaking Roof <ul><li>A leaking roof is a problem and it’s important to consult a contractor for a permanent solution. </li></ul>It is important to have the advice of the experts in this regard for a solution that is perfect and may last for a longer time. Different types of roofs need different solutions.
  15. 15. Leaking Roof Solution Points <ul><li>Peel and stick rubber </li></ul><ul><li>In this, the adhesive is attached to the rubber piece. Press the piece firmly on the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Tarp covering </li></ul><ul><li>It provides a quick and cheap solution. Place the tarp over the leakage area. Most contractors advise this. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Pitch for Gabbled Roofs <ul><li>It is the degree of slope from the ridge[ upper crest] to the eave (lower edge of roof). </li></ul>The pitch is designed by experts who keep in mind many ecological conditions.
  17. 17. Pitch factor points Low slope Roof angle or pitch is less than 30 degrees. Normal slope Roof angle or pitch is between 30 to 45 degrees.
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Roofing is an important element to protect the family. The house has no value without the roof. One cannot take things lightly in this matter. Protect your home with proper roofing. For further information you can contact </li></ul>