We know that when designing a home or office block it can be quite tempting to go
for the latest and greatest in design materials and considerations but this is not
always the most cost-effective route to take.
We are here to identify a number of small considerations and tips to advise how to optimise your roof
designs to be more cost-effective.
When it comes to the insulation of roofing, research suggests that it makes a bit more sense to
incorporate an unconditioned and vented attic or upper room as opposed to insulating a roof and
the reasons for this are simple:
|–||Rafters are usually not entirely deep enough to hold a suitable and thick enough layer of
insulation that will prove effective in a building
|–||Leaving the bays in your roof without insulation will make it easier to monitor and keep track
of things such as wood rot or water leaks
|–||It is cheaper to insulate the floor of an “attic” or upper room as opposed to insulating an entire
With water leaks in mind, another way to optimise your roof design in order to be more cost-effective
is through the placement of water pipes. It is identified that plumbing pipes are best found entering
the roof at the peak as opposed to close to the eave. The reasons behind this are due to the fact that
eaves will be exposed to a lot more water throughout the year than what a peak would meaning that
any defect or damage to or near the eave of the roof will leak more than a defect or damage to the
peak of the roof would, saving you money in the long run.
|Alongside this, materials are the biggest factor
when it comes to your roof design. Different
materials will work well in varying places so it is
important to take your location into perspective.
Timber is a great environmental alternative to steel
and other roofing materials and is generally a
cost-effective material to utilise in your roof
design, making it cost-effective. When we say
cost-effective this does not mean there is a need to
decrease the quality of materials used.
In terms of safety precautions Timber is a material that, although exposed to rot and decay, is stronger
when it comes to fires as it will only start to weaken at 122 degrees celsius whereas steel roofing
will weaken as soon as it starts to heat up.
With all of this in mind, we at Dezzo Roofing pride ourselves in our Timber Roofing service. With our
very own modern timber truss processing plant that is an approved ITC manufacturer.
If you are interested in a Timber Roof solution for your building or project, be sure to Contact Dezzo