The world above your head

How often do you think about your roof? If you are anything like me, the answer is probably never. Well, not until I had to call a Roofing Cheltenham to come and repair some issues with the tiles on my roof. There is much more to the roof that is attached to your home and business premises than you might first think. It keeps you, your family and your belongings safe from the natural elements outside.

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Here are some interesting facts about the roof and the world above your head.

  • Roofing materials have been around for centuries with ancient methods and materials include thatch and reeds as well as clay and stone. Thatching is still popular in cottage style houses and they are incredibly effective at keeping out the rain as the reeds that are used are waterproof and when they are bundled together in tight packs they shed the water that falls onto the roofs surface.

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  • Green roofs have become popular with those looking to create eco-friendly living spaces. It is important that you have a solid roof structure underneath ready for you to create your green roof on top. The plants act as a natural barrier against the rain and other environmental damage as well as being aesthetically pleasing and good for the environment.
  • Roofs are not DIY projects. They are incredibly important structures and they should always be installed and repaired by professionals who know what they are doing.