BENEFITS OF THE MODERN ROOF
Taking a good look into the roofing designs of the modern buildings in Nigeria to that of the old building, someone can easily spot the difference.
Besides the beauty of the modern , something else can be noticed and that is the height of the roof. The height of the roof has been a significant change that can be found in modern when compared to the of the old buildings in .
Builders often wish to make their design unique especially when the client has enough financial backup for the aesthetic which includes the plan for . The smart builders always consider quality, safety, and durability in every aspect of their design which is why the modern design of has dominated the old design in .
Modern had been found to taller than the old . The modern buildings have their heights sometimes twice the height of the old ones. According to a civil engineer and a modern expert, the average and most used height of modern roofs had been 9 feet above the last of the .
Occasionally, the height used to be within 2 feet to 5 feet for old design and this initial design has an advantage of saving the cost than the modern design but it has the disadvantages of easy leakage problems, due to trapped metallic objects that fall on it, and has effect to the beauty of the entire appearance.
The modern design offers many advantages when compared to its disadvantage of making the costs to be high. Some modern can have their roofs’ height up to 12 feet tall from the last 2 of the top.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MODERN DESIGN
The modern design helps water to quickly rundown from the during rainfall.
It helps any object thrown on the top of the to quickly rundown from the roof which will help prevent possible and rust of the .
It reveals the beauty of the and offers it good aesthetic look.
The design helps to reduce the problem of water leakages in the . When rain is falling, the deceleration of the water droplet from the roof will be very fast thereby all the water to come down quickly so holes in the roof may not easily have a good volume of water entering into them.
It helps the individual have access to the top of the surface for electrical wiring or other purposes without having to crawl on the surfaces.
Despite the above advantages, it has the following disadvantages;
It increases the cost of buying the because; the taller the roof height, the higher quantity of the that will be needed.
It increases the quantity of woods to be used for the project which means higher cost in the buying of woods.
The above two disadvantages are the matter of an increase in the total cost of in the . So, any client with enough money for the project would opt for the choice of using the modern design.
THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OLD DESIGN
With the maximum height of 6 feet, the old design does not go higher than that. Though the size of a may affect the overall height of the due to the cost involve for 9 feet and above heights of , large modern buildings do have a minimum of 9 feet height for their roof. Therefore the old design has a lower height which will have the advantage of the with few quantities of than in the modern design of the same size.
It makes the roofing period shorter since the roofing skeleton will require fewer woods and few days to fix, the entire may be just a few days.
The design is good for short spans like the and others of similar size which are usually cheaper than the long span .
Notwithstanding the above advantages, the old design has the following disadvantages;
They create the conditions that can make the roof to start leaking water after sometime. This happens when stone or a metallic object falls on the surface of the roof and was unable to fall off from the roof due to the low slope of the roof caused by the low height, the object will start to react chemically with the sheet by creating oxides and sparking and rust which will eventually create small holes on the roof that will cause to occur during rainfall.
The next disadvantage is that any in the design will be noticed easily any small hole created in it will become a source for unlike the roof with 9 feet and above heights, small holes in them will not allow water to leak even if it does the quantity will be insignificant due to the high slope of the roof which forces every drop of water on it to rundown immediately.
Though the old design is cheaper and easier to carry out, it offers less beauty to the irrespective of the type of used when compared to the modern design of the with the same type of .
The obvious advantages and disadvantages of the two had made most builders to adopt the modern style despite its cost disadvantage, and that has actually offered more beauty to the modern buildings.
Occasionally, the size of a may affect the height of the roof and its beauty. Larger buildings tend to have lower height, while the smaller buildings tend to have higher height and it gives more beauty to buildings of such category especially if costly were used for the .
There may be other issues relating to the two types of design which this post did not contain, more information may be added during the post updates.
Originally posted 2018-07-02 08:02:18.
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