The roof is the most essential part of the structure, which not only has an aesthetic function, but is designed to protect our precious building. The materials used in its construction should be of the highest quality to protect it for years to come.
What happens if the roof is poorly protected?
The roof is the element that is supposed to protect the entire building, but it is the most exposed to external factors and weather phenomena. Not only is its design and shape important, but also its protection. This applies to any type of roof, whether in houses, office buildings, large halls or edifices. The structure must be strong enough to support the weight, for example, of snow lingering in winter, while at the same time protected enough to prevent water and moisture from penetrating into the building. If this were to happen, the roof trusses, especially the wooden ones, could be significantly damaged, which would entail costly replacement. This is why insulating the roof, for example, using insulating-building films, is so important.
is roof insulation important?
If the roof is poorly thermally insulated, the building will be exposed to significant heat loss, which will increase the cost of heating the building. The proper connection of the roof truss elements is not only important for the proper construction of the roof, which transfers weight to the load-bearing walls of the building, but also, is important for sealing the extreme points of the structure through which heat can escape. The use of additional thermal insulation materials, such as heat-insulating films, mineral wool, or Styrofoam will prevent significant heat loss from the building.
how to protect the roof from pests?
The presence of unwanted inhabitants nesting in the roof like insects, rodents, or other components like bacteria, fungi, mold and moisture can significantly damage the roof truss structure. That's why modern technologies are constantly looking for new solutions and materials to create a product that completely eliminates these risks, while at the same time making the material last. The solution here may be a thermal insulation material such as cellular glass, most of which is recycled. It is an excellent fireproof material into which moisture does not seep, so the surface is always dry.
What else to pay attention to when designing a roof?
In addition to its protective function, it is important to remember that the roof also has an aesthetic function. Choosing the right tiles, or other finishing material, gives the character of the entire building.
There are other things to keep in mind.
It is still worth remembering that choosing a good roofer and carpenter will avoid construction errors and irregularities that can significantly damage the roof structure