A roof can be the most distinguishing feature of a house or building, with the ability to make or break the desired appearance. It will also be your main source of insulation and temperature control, and protection against weather damage and the sun. Therefore, designing your roof style, choosing materials, drawing up framework and incorporating features such as drainage, coatings, vents, insulation and skylights, should all be planned meticulously and carried through precisely.
Depending on the choices you make regarding roof style, materials, cost, etc, the different stages and procedures in roofing a house can differ greatly. The following is a very simple layout of the generic, basic, steps involved in how to roof a house:
Remember that roofing professionals are experts in walking and moving around on roofs. Always exert the utmost safety when working on your roof, and never pursue something that you cannot do stably and safely.
A roof truss is made up of bottom chords, top chords, and inside webbing, and held together by metal connector plates. The shape of the truss will depend on your roof's structure. They are usually placed every 2'' off center in residential and commercial buildings with gable roofs, yet can be shaped to suit a variety of configurations. Make sure you are familiar with your roof's support requirements before attempting do it yourself roof trusses. If you are not, call a Roof 101 professional immediately for expert installation services.
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