Roofing Construction – Integrity of the Roof
When it’s time for the roof to be installed on your house, you think to yourself that the roof would last you for a long time to come. In reality, your roof might not last the “long time” you thought it should. It all comes down to the construction that defines the integrity of the roof.
Below are some factors that constitute the construction of a well-made roof.
One of the main factors playing a role towards upholding the integrity of the roof is based on the materials used. There are some materials for example wood shakes, whose purpose is to increase the lifespan of the roof. However, a longer lifespan does not necessarily mean better roof integrity. There is a good chance these materials are unable to withstand minor issues. Although wood shakes last longer, they are not able to endure the moisture. Whereas, using a shorter-lived material such as asphalt shingles, the roof would be less prone to the damages caused by the rain or moisture.
2. Style of Roof
Though it may sound hard to believe, the overall design of the roof can also affect the roof’s integrity.
In the case of tile roofs or heavy slates, hooks are used to secure them. However, if the construction of the roof is steeply sloped, there is a good chance of the panels or tiles to come falling off.
It won’t matter if the materials used for the construction of the roof is of high-end if the roof is not fitted correctly. At the end of the day, if the installation of the roof is not properly installed, the roof’s integrity will be at a big risk. Installation plays a big part in reducing the risks of structural failure and preserving the integrity of the roof. Make sure that your contractor ensures the tiles are aligned properly, and that there are no loose hooks or nails that will put the integrity of your roof in jeopardy.