Protecting Your House With Roofing and Building Materials

As a home owner, it’s important to keep your house protected from the elements. From hail damage to tree falling debris, Mother Nature can do a number on your home. There are some things you can do to help protect your house and save money on repairs in the long run. One of the easiest ways to protect your house from the elements is to trim the trees that surround your home. This is especially true if they are getting too close to the roof or house. It is a good idea to keep at least a 10-foot distance between trees and your house for safety purposes.

A roof is a covering on the top of a building that protects the occupants from rain, snow, sunlight, and wind. It can be built in a variety of shapes and sizes, including flat, pitched, vaulted, domed, or in combinations thereof, dictated by technical, economic, or aesthetic considerations.

The earliest Ace Roofing and Building Ltd were thatched with straw, reeds, branches, or other light materials. The thatching was usually set at a slope or pitch to allow rainwater to drain off the roof. After the invention of bricks and cut stone for construction, a more permanent roof structure was developed. This consisted of a framework of beams and rafters, sometimes supported by chimneys and plumbing vents, over which the roof sheathing was laid.

In modern construction, the rafters are normally prefabricated from webs of smaller lumber such as 2x10s or in some cases trusses may be used. The trusses or rafters are then assembled on site and lifted into place with cranes. The sheathing is typically a heavy sheet of plywood or OSB, although in older houses you will often find tongue and groove or narrow 1-by skip sheathing boards of sawn lumber.

There are a wide variety of roofing materials available today, some more environmentally friendly than others. Asphalt shingles are popular for residential use because they are inexpensive and provide good protection, while commercial buildings often use metal such as galvanized steel, tin, copper or aluminum or a roof membrane such as EPDM.

A qualified and experienced roofing contractor will be able to assess your roof’s condition and recommend the best course of action for repair or replacement. They will be able to advise you on the best roofing materials for your house or business, and they will have the proper tools and equipment to carry out the work safely. They will also be able to handle any problems that arise during the installation process. Roofing contractors are also knowledgeable about the requirements for local building codes and can help you ensure that your new roof is up to code.