What is a “Roofing Square”? Roof surfaces are measured in “squares”. A roofing square is equal to 100 square feet of the roof. How many bundles of shingles…

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It was concrete tiles that gained the upper hand in the UK around this time. Concrete tiles were originally introduced in the 1920s, but failed in becoming popular….

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Can you carry a ladder on a roof rack? Longer ladders, like extension ladders, are not always possible to squeeze into the back of a car/van, so you…

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Shifts in air pressure can potentially cause a roof to lift and blow off. Tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes are all capable of producing winds strong enough to do…

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An ice and water shield is a membrane that adheres to your roof in the valleys. Typically about three feet wide, it provides excellent protection when ice or…

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What are the tiles on top of a roof called? Ridge Tile A purpose-designed tile that covers the ridge apex of a pitched roof. How are roof tiles…

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What size should roof rafters be? Use these two tables for roof rafters with a slope of 3″ in 12″ or less. Nominal Size Spaced (o.c.) Species /…

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Roof, covering of the top of a building, serving to protect against rain, snow, sunlight, wind, and extremes of temperature. … Roofs have been constructed in a wide…

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How long does an extension roof take? On average, building extensions in London can take 10-12 weeks to complete but this depends on a number of factors, the…

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We highly recommend having a roof rack. They allow you to carry almost anything you don’t want or can’t fit inside your vehicle. It could be big things…

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