Hi guys, I would like to ask something regarding roofs: How, where and why are each type of roof used? Hope you’d help me out

Nov 9, 15 11:27 am
Why you gotta troll so hard?
Nov 9, 15 11:41 am  · 

Pitched roofs are used in places where it's a good idea to use them. Flat roofs are used everywhere else. That is all the types of roofs. 

Good luck with whatever assignment you're half-assing.

Nov 9, 15 11:44 am  · 
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thatched straw is pretty cool for most applications - water and fire proof - and cheap!

Nov 9, 15 12:00 pm  · 

That "-and cheap!" really killed me with laughter.

Nov 9, 15 2:13 pm  · 

If a roof is used to keep water out of a building, and it leaks ... is it still considered a roof?

Nov 9, 15 2:25 pm  · 

I guess that depends on your definition of roof, is it a form or a function?

Nov 9, 15 2:27 pm  · 
If the roof is on the bottom we call it a "boat"
Nov 10, 15 10:01 am  · 
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Everything you need to know is here.

Oh man, Marcus is gonna be pissed ...

Nov 10, 15 10:42 am  · 

gruen, are you sure you know what boats are?

Nov 11, 15 9:00 am  · 
This is private, and I don’t feel comfortable answering
Nov 11, 15 12:13 pm  · 
vado retro

i , too, would like to know.

Nov 11, 15 1:21 pm  · 

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Jun 19, 20 8:37 am  · 
atelier nobody

There are only two types of roof - roofs that leak and roofs that don't leak.

Jun 19, 20 5:54 pm  · 
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Wrong. There are two types of roofs - roofs that leak and roofs that will leak.


give it 20-30 years, but you are correct sir.


Isn't it rooves?

Jun 19, 20 8:56 pm  · 

where I'm from its "roughs"


and here boys n girls is a roof you cant walk on

Jun 19, 20 9:49 pm  · 
Non Sequitur

I can typically walk on most roofs.


I've walked on my roof, it's 2"x4" @ 24" o.c., little bounce, but all good.  That's how they did it 100 years ago...Since there was no insulation the snow just melts right off, so no snow load.

Jun 20, 20 1:41 pm  · 

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