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New Technologies in Roofing Materials and Construction
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New Technologies in Roofing Materials and Construction

Roofing has come a long way from the original sod roofs or animal skins often used in primitive shelters. These roofs weren’t waterproofed and often allowed small animals to enter the dwelling; the clay tile roof developed about 5,000 years ago was a significant improvement. Even though thatched and wooden roofs were not an improvement,...

Manufactured Roof Trusses Vs Conventional Roof Framing
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Manufactured Roof Trusses Vs Conventional Roof Framing

Manufactured roof trusses are used in nearly 80 percent of all new homes constructed in America. The trusses are designed by structural engineers to ensure they meet roof load and building code requirements using a minimal amount of lumber, as opposed to conventional roof framing where choosing the size of rafters is often left to...