Choosing A Roof Based On Strength

Understanding Roofing

If someone were to ask you what type of roof is the strongest, what would you say? They are 3 main types of roofs when it comes to the materials used in the building. You have the more typical wood roof, and then you have the metal roof and last but not least the concrete roof.

Wooden Roof

The wooden roof is probably the cheapest version despite some styles being very expensive. In my opinion, it is the weakest of the structures you can erect. Its strength can be of substantial value but it requires extra bolting to keep it secure as high winds can rip either galvanize, clay shingles or other types of shingles or boards apart from each other. High winds start at the weakest point so how you build your roof could make the difference.

Metal Roof

The metal roof is a much stronger type of roof; most of its structure is made of metal which is a very strong material. Any weakness in the structure may be more in the shingles as winds are known to rip these off the beams that hold it secure. One of the safest options for protecting the roof component is to secure it with outdoor brackets if possible, it takes away from the look but it will strengthen the roof.

Concrete Roof

Last but not least is a concrete roof, the strongest of them all. Once the entire structure is built properly you are guaranteed a very strong roof. That is why you will find bunkers made of solid concrete. Most structures are built as slabs and then joined together, but you can build one solid roof poured at once, if you can afford to do it that way.

There are homes built like this in places like Florida that houses are right by the beach so they can take a beating from strong storms. It will take an unbelievable amount of energy to do such a roof any harm.

So in conclusion if you want a strong roof these are the main options, styles may vary but the general principle falls under one of these three groups. Tell your roofing professional what you want and he will advise you as to the best route to take.