Butterfly Roofing

January 14, 2013  //  Posted by: Joguide  //  Category: Roofs & Floors

Butterfly roofRoof is one of the most essential portions of your house. It gives protection, beauty, good structural layout, aesthetic appeal and much more. Thus while choosing your roof, you must be very conscious and active as it gives a shelter over your head and a prime factor affecting the look of your home. So when it comes to deciding the roof of your home, you should be careful that it meets with the needs of your building. Don’t just go for the suitability also takes into account the outer look of your roof. If you are search in such a roof which gives you the combination of both the things, then butterfly roof is the best thing you could get. Butterfly roof is also very popular as the inverted pitch roof. Sometimes it is also known as London roof even though it originated from USA. The structure of butterfly roofing comes when two of the adjacent gables are inward pitched towards the centre instead of meeting each other at the end.

History

The shape of butterfly roofs are relative very innovative. In the period of early to middle 20th century, there was a change seen in the design of roofing instead of Quaint country cottages and English Tudor style, a forward thinking design evolved                 in the urban areas which were in the favor of clean and minimalist lines instead of ornate pitches. Many of the styles came into existence in that time but only of them made to survive and butterfly roofs were one of them.  It proved to be very practical and a timeless design.

Benefits

Butterfly roofs have several benefits and due to those advantages it managed to survive and became choice of people. It is very beneficial for the collection of harvesting rainwater as the inward sloping gables create a valley. This water can channeled down the roof and it can be used for the purpose of gardening and plumbing. Butterfly roofs are very useful in those areas which suffer from high wind like coastal town. It offers with a aerodynamic structure that decreases the risk of pulling which gradually happens on the roofline of upward pitched eaves.

Limitations

You cannot have a look at the surface of the butterfly roof from the ground level because of the nature of it. Because of it remain unseen and unnoticed for a long period of time there can be issues generating on the roof and it can cause damage to your roof. It can lead to damp or leaks which can be avoided in the right time if it is noticed. Your damaged can be on a higher level if the loft space of your house is not consistently visited and the signs of water damage existent within the loft is not spotted and taken action of. On the other hand if pooling of water remains undetected in the valley of the roof then it creates pressure on the roof and increases the load on the roof and thus it can lead to cracks and bowling.

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