The architectural type of the structure will determine the type of roof. Lightness or thickness of the walls also matters a lot during the roofing process. Light walls will require light roofs.
Q At the stage of roofing what is the key element?
A This stage needs much care because it can cause harm to a family. While choosing roofing materials, style, value, design, climate and durability should be considered. Your architect or construction engineer should choose materials that will last long.
Q Does the house design matter?
A The architectural type of the structure will determine the type of roof. Lightness or thickness of the walls also matters a lot during the roofing process. Light walls will require light roofs.
Q What materials are used during the roofing period?
A Clay tiles, iron sheets, plastic tiles, roofing shingles, stone-coated tiles, timber and stone slates among others are some of the materials.
Q How do you identify genuine roofing materials?
A Identifying genuine from fake materials may be tricky, it is better to go to certified dealers to avoid using unqualified workers.
Q Does the weather determine the roofing style?
A Yes, it determines in places with lots of rain, your house will require a roof with good slopes to enable the water run off easily. You may also need roofing materials that deflect sunlight and keep the home cool during hot weather.
Q Does the cost determine the design?
The materials and roofing style will determine the cost of roofing. Durable and genuine materials will cost you more as well as hiring qualified personnel.
Q Does the timber type matter?
A Timber comes in two types; hard and soft wood. Soft wood is cut and gauged by a machine while hard wood is done manually, so you need the good one which will last for long.
Responses by Alex Mubiru a civil engineer based in Kayunga