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Parapet Roofs
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Parapet Roofs

In the most basic terms, a parapet roof is one with a wall-like structure located around the edge of the roof. This wall or railing usually stands about 3 feet high, and is generally considered a safety feature that prevents falls from the edge of the roof. However, parapet roofs offer unique features with respect...

Nonflammable Thatched Roofs
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Nonflammable Thatched Roofs

The potential flammability of the thatched (or any other natural material, e.g. wood shingles) roofing is frequently a reason why the homeowners do not decide to thatch their houses. They are right – reed is flammable… and they are wrong – we live now in times when science is able to turn any flammable stuff...