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Advantages of Gambrel Roof

Gambrel roofGambrel roof is such a roof whose shape is ridged and has two slopes on each side, first is steeper and the other one is shallower. It got its name because of its shape. It is said that the shape of the gambrel roof is likely to form the shape of the hind leg of horse which was some time denoted as gambrel. It is very popular in some kind of houses specifically those built in the Dutch colonial style which is prominent in Hudson River valley. Let’s see some of its advantages or we can say the reason of it being so popular and prominent.

  • Maximize space

These gambrel roofs are so much popular and the reason behind it is its steep lower slope which gave the maximum space for head and availing the home with a large loft space which can be used as a attic or even as an bedroom. If you still want more space then you can add dormer window along with the gambrel roof. Use trusses instead of traditional rafters as it allows even more space for storage as it supports the gambrel space.

  • Good handler of loads

Previously gambrels were not compatible to have loads of snow and rain water thus it cannot be placed in such areas with heavy rainfall or snowfall to maintain the longetivity of roofs. But now with the help of mote modern materials gambrels are now capable of holding heavy loads either of snow, rain or water. It has become very strong now.

  • Attractive looks

Many types of roofs are very strong but they are not eye pleasing but this is not so in case of gambrel roofing. Though it is complex but still it looks very attractive and pleasant. Hip roofs and gabled roofs are very less interesting visually while hipped gable roof and mansard roofs are good but they are too busy. While apart from all this gambrel roof had two crooked lines which is very simple and elegant.

  • Adaptable

Gambrel roofs need very less framing work and thus it takes very less space and thus it leaves more options for floor plans. There is very less weight on the ceiling as the series of trusses which holds up the sides of gambrel space is very light weighted. Thus architect also have wider range of options while designing the house.

  • Historical heritage

Gambrel roof undoubtedly offers a classy looks. It’s like those which is derived from colonial America. Recent homes which are using gambrel roofs are following American tradition. The well known Thomas Riggs house in Gloucester and Massachusetts have used gambler roof in their roofing.

  • Simple in framing

The framing and construction work of gambler roofs are very simple. Usually the gambler roof is use two rafter systems which are attached by a horizontal nailer which is at the middle of the roof. But the new techniques permit to employ the gusset joints at the midrafter which is even more simple, better and comfortable.

 

Spray Foam Roofing Installation

spray foam roofing insatallationPeople will find new and different methods in the field of construction of roof and they also wish to built up and install their appropriate roofing method which looks attractive and is according to the foundation of the home. One of different and newly established roofing method is spray foam roofing. This type of roofing is more suitable in the flat surfaced roof because it can easily spray to the regions in the roof and cover the roof from getting damaged. Spray foam roofing can be easily installed in the roof with the help of the roofing contractor. There are different name through which spray foam roofing is identified like spray polyurethane foam roofing. If the home owners are thinking of installing the roof by investing their money in the appropriate roofing method than spray foam roofing method will be more appropriate to be installed in their home.

After the construction and installing the flat roof in your home to protect it from the damaged situations, spray foam roofing can be done. The process of spray foam roofing is very simple and the roofing contractor can easily attempt for the roofing. This type of roofing method, the homeowners cannot install the roof by their own because it needs special skills and profession regarding the installation of spray foam roofing. Only expert roofing contractors can install spray foam roofing because the spray foam which is used for coating the roof is of special chemicals which ensures the roof from damages and it can cause harmful effects to the homeowners if they are installing spray foam roofing on their own. So it is advisable to install the spray foam roofing with the help of the roofing contractors.

There are many benefits which can be useful to the home owners who are thinking of installing it in their roof. Spray foam roofing is comparative cheap as compared to other roofing methods because it does not indulge any solid materials but only need the foam and the equipment required for spraying the foam on the roof. It is advisable to install spray foam roofing on the flat surfaced roof because it can help the roofing contractor to spread the foam evenly in whole roof. This kind of roofing method is more easy and simple and it is best to be installed in simple roofs and not in the complex roofs.

Spray foam roofing method helps the home to be cool because it is applied on the flat roof which is installed in your home. It acts as the coating in the home which lesser down the electricity cost and consumption in the home of the home owners. It is volatile in nature. This type of roofing method last for a long time which is beneficial to the homeowners. The maintenance cost of spray foam roofing is less as compared to other roofing method because it is easily available in the market and the roofing can be coated again once it is damaged. The cost of coating the roof again is less because the materials which are used is cheap as compared to other roofing products.

Installing Gutters on your Slate Roof

roof gutterInstalling new gutters is no easy feat. You might want to leave it to the professionals at Seneca Creek Roofing. But if you insist on taking this project on yourself, you first have to measure your roof using a measuring tape. You will need to get on a ladder so you can measure the height of the roof for the downspouts. Buy an appropriate number of gutter sections so you can cover the edges of your roof completely.

The ladder should be placed against the corner of your house. The gutter section to the downspout should be placed against the wall, exactly under the edge of roof. Then you’ll want to mark holes for the sections. The gutter sections should be drilled in with the help of screws. This process should be repeated for every top corner of the wall.

The gutter section should be connected to the downspout connector using screws. The downspout sections should be connected to the connector until they reach the ground level. The seam in between the downspout and gutter sections should then be sealed. And it’s as easy as that!