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What type of roofs are there?

July 2, 2020 2:22 pm

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Roofs come in more shapes and sizes than you would give credit for. Let’s take a look at some of the options and the pro and cons of each one. Whichever one you go for it is a good idea to invest in some Roof sealant to keep out any nasty moisture from getting into the house.

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  1. Tiled slant roof. This is the standard type of roof that you would expect to find on most residential housing estates and new builds. The roof is at an angle so that rainwater and snowmelt will not linger on the roof for any great amount of time This is combined with guttering to collect the water to the drains.
  2. Flat roof. It is something of a misconception to think that a roof is completely flat because it is not. A flat roof is actually a very shallow dome or it has a very gentle declining slide towards a corner. It is not tiled as in some cases it provides access to another section of the building.

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  1. A slant roof. This is usually found on an outdoor structure like a shed or a summer house. The slant roof also makes for a decent run off for rainwater. It is not necessarily combined with guttering but it still proves to be very effective.
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