Roofing is the covering of a structure, consisting of all structures and materials required to support it on top of poles, buildings, or on top of uprights, giving protection from rain, light, heat, snow, and extreme weather conditions. The roofing is often part of the overall building envelope. Roofs are typically made from materials such as slate, concrete, clay, tiles, asphalt shingles, metal, and wood. In addition to these typical materials, there are also other types of roofing materials used in different applications, such as slate roofs for homes and businesses, wooden shakes for railway stations, gypsum roofs for dams, tile roofing in desert areas, and metal roofing in urban areas. Continue reading this Greenville roofing
One of the most common roofing material is asphalt shingles, which are made from finely ground slag obtained from gypsum production. This material is combined with water to make it hard and flexible. The advantage of using asphalt shingles is that they’re easy to handle, cost less than other types of roofing materials, and are fire retardant. Asphalt shingles have been in use since the 19th century.
Another common type of roofing is metal roofing systems, which include metal roofing sheets and single metal roof sheets that are glued or nailed together. Metal roofing systems are very strong, durable, and low maintenance. They can be designed to include many different kinds of features such as valleys, cowl-shaped roofs, dormers, vents, dormers with horizontal and vertical runs, pitches (which allow air to pass through the shingles), rakes, and pergolas. These systems are usually designed for single layers, but some can be found with two or more layers of metal materials. Metal roofing systems are also used in many other applications as well.