Category: roofing

Roof Exterior Finishing

The exterior roof covering is an important milestone in the house construction process because it brings the job’s progress to the point of being closed in against the weather, or in the terminology of...

Deciding what to grow on the green roof

A rooftop garden has its own microclimate with different conditions than the nearby ground-level landscape environment. For example, many rooftop gardens are subject to higher winds, more direct sunlight, and lower winter soil temperatures....

Timber member sizing design: example

Figure 3.2 illustrates the roof for which timber members are to be designed. The following information is necessary: The pitch of the roof 45◦. The roof is covered with interlocking tiles. Figure 3.1 Snow...

Roofing terminology

Roofing terminology Wall plate The ‘foundation’ of the roof, usually 50 × 100 mm wide, must be bedded solid, level and straight on the top of the wall, or nailed to the timber framed...

When maintenance isn’t enough – green roof

Regular, well-timed maintenance will usually keep problems from careening out of control. But some situations will require a more comprehensive approach. Appropriate design and maintenance will usually prevent such situations from occurring, but owners...