Roofing can be quite a challenge. With the right materials, of course, the problem can be greatly reduced. But many roofs are designed to meet certain codes that have to be met or the roof can be deemed unsafe. One such roofing code that is commonly seen in residential areas is the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) code. The NAHB code is designed to protect the structure of your home and the occupants from damage and fire. One area where this code is especially important is the installation of roofs. Residential roofs are built in many different ways, but in order to make sure your roof has the necessary requirements, it is best to hire a roof contractor to come out and survey the roof for you.
Low-Pitched roofing involves only two sections: Deck, which is the part that’s most visible, and insulation. Low-pitched roofing consists of a series of flat metal panels backed by structural supports. This type of roof is usually used for industrial buildings and consists of three parts: Deck, attic, and ridge roof. Although this type of roof is cheaper than other types, it can still be expensive since the entire roof has to be constructed of metal and if it’s a low-velocity, then it will cost more to install.
High-velocity roofing involves the use of a system of sloping portions, which is a good choice for those who live in areas where the terrain is rough or uneven. High-velocity roofs use vertical metal sheets rather than sloping portions, which gives them the ability to take the weight of snow and ice during winter. There are other roof types in which the metal is installed on a metal-plate framework. These include flat-roof, gable-roof, and pitched roof systems. These systems may also include the use of aluminum, which is also known as ‘silver metal’. Some roof systems do not have any metal in the form of plates, but instead, the roof consists of a composite of concrete and asphalt shingles. Roofing contractors are the ones who have the tools, equipment, knowledge, and experience that will help you determine which type of roof is best for your home or business.