From the time when the dawn of civilization happens, there have been many more discoveries and advances in roofing materials and techniques. Being roofing companies in Chennai, here are some interesting roofing facts you must know.
- Thatch, clay, and stone are some of the oldest roofing materials in the world. Clay tiles can be traced all the way back to around 10,000 B.C. Thatch was likely used between 5000 and 1800 B.C.!!
- Thatched roofs are valuable because the reed used is naturally waterproof, and is bagged so strongly that it simply sheds water. A thatched roof can shed water, snow and sleet.
- Metal roofing materials are often light weighted than wood shingles. Most of the roofing contractors in Chennai provide metal based sheets for all kinds roofing works.
- Green roofing materials are long lasting than asphalt roofing tiles.
- Water tends to travels before it drop down visibly. Interestingly, a leak can come out twenty feet away from the original leak in a roof.
- Red and white cedar shingles are listed as one of the most “classic” roofing types for homes in the Pacific Northwest.
- While the idea of natural building materials still holds strong sentimental appeal, some insurance companies charge more to cover a home with a wood-shake roof because of the potential for fire, and others won’t insure it at all.
- Traditional green roofs don’t leak if they are installed properly. This is because the plants and soil protect your roof from sun damage and excessive temperature changes. So, as long as the water barrier is intact, a green roof can keep your home dry for years to come.
- The most familiar weakest spots on your roof are areas that need protection from flashing. However, damaged shingles or damage in the waterproofing material which lays underneath the shingles are also commonly causes roofing leaks. A leak may not mean you need to replace your entire roof. However, if the leak has persisted lasted long enough without management, there is likely dry rot involved – or the roof is very old – it may be time to get it replaced. If your roof needs servicing, don’t hesitate to call Sri Thirumalai Roofings!!!