The Elements of a Roof

A building isn’t a building without its core parts. These are the walls, floor and roof. These are the parts that keep the building in place and to not let anything inside apart from places where things are allowed inside; for example, the door or window. These parts are all equally important since they make it useless if even just one of them is missing, and they all have their own purpose, protecting or helping whatever’s inside the house in their own way. The floor makes putting things inside the building and walking in it easier. The walls prevent anything unwanted in the place outside, and it also makes for a great place for decorations to be placed. And the roof stops things that fall from the sky, like rain, bird poop, sometimes hail, and it also helps coldness enter the building, so it is very useful.


The roof, being the outermost part of the house, is built exactly for this purpose, which means it needs special materials that not only help it be more durable, but also block things that fall better. The materials needed for making a roof need to be waterproof, it needs to be very solid, but it also must be not very heavy as it might lower the stability of the walls since roofs aren’t usually self-supporting. The roof protects not only inside, but a part of the outside of the house as well, from animals, heat, snow, wind and sunlight. The material used to make the roof varies, as long as it serves its purpose. The process of constructing a roof is called roofing.

Roofing Brisbane has three design elements that help make sure anything doing the process will keep the core elements of a roof, which are the material, construction and durability.

• There are several material used in roofing, from natural banana leaves, wheaten straw, and lamented glass to man-made copper, aluminum sheeting and pre-cast concrete. These materials are used for different types of buildings; roofs made from natural materials are usually huts at beaches or traditional houses. Roofs that are made from man-made material are usually the huge or major buildings at cities or just houses along the sidewalk.

• The construction element varies according to how big the area it needs to cover, which determines how thick it needs to be to suit the needs of the client. It also varies if the roof is pitched, which means if the roof’s level heightens or lowers. Some types of roofing, like thatch, require a steep pitch to allow it to be more waterproof by allowing the water to just slide off.

• The durability is dictated by the material used to do the process and what type of building the roofing is going to be made at. Although banana leaves and straw are very prone to getting destroyed, beaches normal have very little things hitting the roof, which makes it fitting. And the building that need pre-cast concrete roofs are fitting since the roof is going to be covered a lot and protecting against a lot.