Roof – crown at home. This ancient saying has not lost its meaning today. The first general impression of the house depends on the appearance of the roof of more than half, and the general level of convenience and even the comfort of living in this house depends on the level of its operational qualities. Therefore, proceeding to the construction of your own home or its overhaul, the question of how the roof will be presented in it and what materials for the roof roof must be purchased should be resolved at the stage of discussion of the construction work project.
Not only the final and irrevocable appearance depends on your choice of the most suitable roofing material, but also the device of the roof shape itself, as well as the location, the capacity of the rafters and the angle of their placement, the presence and types of substrates and the crate for roofing material. Before finally stopping on any of the many materials proposed today by the building market, it is necessary to formulate the most basic requirements that the future roof must meet, if not fully, then at least in the main options.
Criterias of choice
The first, most stringent and unpleasant requirement is the correspondence of the cost of roofing material to your financial capabilities. When determining your capabilities, do not forget that you will buy roofing materials at the final process of building the whole house, after many costs already incurred. At the same time, you need to remember that the most expensive materials are ceramic tiles, followed by a soft roof. However, one should decide here – if you do high quality and for centuries, it is better not to skimp, and try to choose the best materials.
The second requirement is the most suitable architectural project for existing conditions. The possibility of installing a particular type of roofing material on it also depends on the chosen roof type. Therefore, first you need to listen to the arguments of specialists, preferably not only those that perform work for you, but also from the disinterested parties. And only then you need to decide on which material to opt for. Ceramic tiles, for example, requires an enhanced crate and observance of the angle of inclination of the roof, bitumen (soft) tiles are suitable for roofs with complex relief, since its shape and size are easy to change during laying. Well, and so on and the like. Try to take into account everything, or at least the main part, and remember that the successful operation of the built building will depend on this.
The third requirement is the operational qualities of the selected roofing material. It must be well understood that this choice depends not only on your wishes and requirements, but also on the climatic conditions of the region of residence. Frost resistance, corrosion resistance, fire safety, resistance to adverse atmospheric phenomena, such as solar radiation, abundant precipitation, frequent strong wind gusts, noise absorption – these are far from all requirements that it is desirable to remember when choosing the proposed roof options. It should be borne in mind that the metal tile has the greatest sailing with gusts of wind and enhances the noise of the wind and rain, the soft tile is flammable. Therefore, selecting material for the roof, all factors should be taken into account that can strengthen the various drawbacks of the future roof in order to prevent this.
The fourth requirement is your individual idea of beauty. How many people exists in the world, so much usually exists and tastes. It was once arranged by a gray unpretentious slate, because, in essence, in the construction market and there was nothing more to choose. Today the market is filled and even oversaturated with various construction products, and you can choose for a long time and with pleasure among them the one that you like. Of course, given the quality conditions.
Not everyone can take into account the latest requirement, but sometimes (and very often) the compliance factor works very by the way. Remember – the correspondence of the type of roof you chosen by the architectural ensemble surrounding it, of course, if any, is not just desirable, but also necessarily. The overall impression of the house cannot be considered in isolation from the area. Neighboring houses, the natural landscape also play a role in the overall picture, creating dissonance or harmony to your home.