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Roofing As An Occupation
By Herbert Sanchez
Roofing and shingles is a process whereby tiles are laid partially overlapping in an ascending manner up and along rooftops. This is done as much for style as it is for structural and architectural soundness.
Roofing and shingles is a particular occupation that specializes in roof repair and coverings. This job entails making sure that roofs are attractive as well as providing protection from the elements and increment weather. The particular conditions wherein these specialized tradesmen and women perform roofing and shingles are met with certain building and fire codes and architectural standards of the countries, states, cities, or provinces in which the job is done. Further, learning roofing and shingles, like the trade work of electricians and plumbers, requires particular knowledge and skills that must be conducted and completed correctly, otherwise the roofs could pose a hazard to those living in the house. Patching up holes and cracked wood before appropriately covering the roof securely with shingle tiles is one example of this.
Materials used for roofing and shingles vary, but everything used is sturdy and safe architecturally and health-wise. Shingles used to be made of wood, but due to growing fire and structural hazard concerns, this material is rarely or seldom considered; instead, bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt) or ceramic shingles are now used for their safer and more visually appealing nature.
Roofing and shingles also used standard appending. Shingles are tacked or nailed on securely, but only where the shingle tile meets the roof; shingle tiles are never tacked or nailed at the overlap. Such a procedure would be deemed less secure (as it is more difficult to nail through multiple asphalt shingle tiles), and the appearance looks awkward. For ceramic (and occasionally with the asphalt), a heavy-bonding tar or paste is sometimes used to attach the tiles to the roof. The shingle tiles are laid in a row along the bottom edge of the roof, and each ascending row, as said, overlaps the one beneath it by about half a length of the tile. The top edge of the roof is then capped.
Roofing slates, also call ‘slate shingles,’ are also used in roofing and shingles, and are applied the same way. Because of the heavy consistency of slate, its unlikely that nails or tacks are used; instead, paste or tar seems the better choice for a bonding method.
Roofing and shingles is a meticulous and time-consuming process that must be carefully rendered for a roof to acquire that architectural appeal. Not only should know-how be necessary, but careful movement and stepping are a definite requirement as well.
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Denver, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) January 29, 2011

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Mc Kees Rocks, PA (Vocus) October 2, 2010

The new “Architectural” Roof System showcased by Olympia Steel Buildings is designed for use on new construction and as a replacement roof for existing buildings where architectural appearance as well as weather resistance are important considerations.

“Many standing seam roof systems have a similar appearance to the new Architectural Roof System, but they have major differences in their performance,” states Arnold Davis, President of Universal Steel Buildings Corp, sole distributor of Olympia Steel Buildings. “We are very excited about the new Architectural Roof System available as an option on Olympia steel buildings. It makes a beautiful roof profile on pitched roofs where the roof can be seen from the ground, making it very appealing to architects who want to enhance the look and appearance of the building. This unique roof system has many advantages over most other metal roof systems, and when properly installed the Architectural Roof System offers excellent weather resistance and is practically maintenance free.”

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2008

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David Ballinger, prefab pioneer, entrepreneur and MetroShed designer stated, “We’ve made significant changes for 2008 to make assembly even easier for the customer, from quick install floor boxes, to our anywhere-wall system. That’s not all…we’re proud to announce a 9ft. depth for 2008 and a standard 8ft. interior height to the standard 9 foot deep by 13 foot wide Metroshed — that’s a significant gain on interior space, making the MetroShed garden studio seem more open and more usable.”

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Atlanta, GA and Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) May 25, 2011

JD James, Inc. (, one of the nation’s prominent architectural millwork installation companies, announced today that it has completed architectural millwork installations for in Atlanta, Georgia.

JD James, Inc. was awarded the architectural millwork installations for all 18 floors of the 390,000 square feet 3003 Perimeter Summit building located in Atlanta, Georgia. The subcontract included installations of plastic laminate cabinets, radius benches, bathroom vanity tops, wall panels, radius laminate ceiling panels, along with baseboard and a wooden inset Director’s bench.