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What materials are used for roofs

June 29, 2020 2:53 pm

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The roofs on our properties are integral to providing us with nice warm homes that are not affected on the inside by the extremes of weathers that can occur on the outside. There are many different roof types from gable roofs and hip roofs right through to dormer roofs that are primarily used when people add rooms into their attic spaces and need to add windows in order to allow light into the new room. The roofs can also be made from a number of different materials. The material that is chosen for your home will depend on its location, size and purpose and a Roof Repairs Gloucester company such as http://gloucester-roofer.co.uk/ will have experience of working with all of them.

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Here are a few for you to have a look at.

Metal – often chosen as it is more durable than most materials fairs better with weathering and has a long lifespan. However it is not aesthetically pleasing and tends to be used in commercial buildings rather than domestic dwellings.

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Green Roofs – these are becoming more popular as people look to ways in which they can reduce or compensate for their impact on the environment. The green roof helps to insulate the home and also attracts wildlife. They are very heavy and tend to be used on single storey buildings and are planned in from the beginning.

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