Roofing is a term used to describe the fixing of roofs to buildings. A roofing system is any type of covering that protects a structure from elements such as snow, rain and sun. A roofing system is usually part of a building envelope, which is comprised of framing, walls, heaps, insulation, cladding, vents and other structural components. Roofing is the covering of a structure, adding upbuildings and materials to support it on top of walls or on uprights, giving protection from the elements such as rain, sun, extremes of heat, snow and cold. A roofing system is usually a single unit that protects an entire building.
There are many different types of roofing systems, depending on your specific needs and budget. The most basic roofing system, is built from plywood sheets and then topped with a protective membrane or shingles. Other roofing systems include pre-cut, nailing, floating and pre-stacked panels. If you want to invest in a higher end system, a double coverage asphalt roofing system may be in order.
Double coverage asphalt roofing systems are one of the most popular roofing options on the market today. This roofing type is made by laying down two layers of asphalt material. One layer is placed over the surface of the roofing membrane, called the ave, and a second layer is placed under the second layer of asphalt called the eave. The addition of an additional layer, called the fluting flaps, allows water to drain away from the roofing system, thus protecting the roof. The eave and the ave can be cut to the desired shapes, which allows for different slope applications.
Decking is a great option if you’d like to have more slope and drainage. Decking consists of flat roofing strips that are attached to the rafters of an attic or to a deck. Some decking is manufactured per length of shingle, while others are made per piece. The available decking lengths and types include:
For maximum slope performance, it’s recommended to use premium synthetic slate shingles. Other types of synthetic shingles such as wool or clay shingles are available but not as effective at providing maximum slope traction. Synthetic slate shingles are available in single, double and triple board configurations. They also come in annealed and frosted colors.
When it comes to the actual roofing tiles, all types of tile are suitable. The most popular types of these tiles are ceramic, fiberglass, slate, terrazzo and wood shakes. With this basic information about the different types of roofing materials, you’ll be able to choose the roofing products that are best for your house. In addition, knowing these materials will help you determine what type of tiles is best suited for your roof.