Solid Edge is a wholesale supplier of roofing materials in the UK. We specialise in sourcing high quality metal roofing, shingles, ceramic tiles, thatch roofing, membrane roofing, lumber, concrete and fiber cement, gutters, insulation, ventilation materials, tools, safety gear and more.
The Importance of Quality Roofing Materials and Maintenance
Your Roof is your properties most valuable asset. It protects your building from the elements which in turn also protects you from pests, toxic mold (a litigation nightmare), rot and rust. Improper care could cost you hundreds of thousands of pounds in the long run.
Quality materials and construction ensure that your roof can withstand all of the elements from storms to severe heat and every component has to be built withstand the uplift forces of high wind speeds.
Roofing Foundations and Supporting Structure
Quality timber, steel girders and concrete beams are todays materials of choice. Roof framing must be designed to hold up a structural load including what is called dead load. It needs to be designed to handle it’s own weight as well as potential added environmental weight such as snow.
Insulation and Drainage
Keeping water out of a building is a roofs primary function. This requires a drainage system to direct accumlated water in an appropriate manner.
Roof framing may be interrupted for openings such as a chimney or skylight. Chimneys are typically built with a water diverter known as a cricket or saddle above the chimney. Flashing is used to seal the gap between the chimney and roofing material.
Insulating properties of a roof are directly related to the choice of roofing material. Some roofing materials, particularly those of natural fibrous material, such as thatch, have excellent insulating properties. For those that do not, extra insulation is often installed under the outer layer.
Proper insulation and drainage planning is as key as structurally integrity and will be key in protecting structural integrity over the long term. It’s critically important to use the right materials for each specific job undertaking.
Learn more about Roof Construction here: Domestic Roof Construction.
What Our Clients Say
Top notch supply company. Highly recommend them.
–Swindon Roofing Services