A roofer helps to build what is essentially the most important part of any structure, the roof. A roofer can work as an independent roofing contractor, or be part of a large company that also provides architectural and engineering services. Roofers who are employed as part of the latter group can work in synchronization with the designs employed by architects, engineers, and designers who focus on the aesthetics of a building or a home. Typically, roofers, whether they focus on commercial or residential structures, have most likely worked with other professionals involved in designing and building a structure to aid in the selection and construction of a specific type of roof, the choice of which depends on what the building is used for.
The choice of roofing materials and roofing systems depends on the needs of the structure. The roofвЂ™s durability and longevity requirements, despite exposure to the brunt of the elements, including extreme heat and cold, aridity, and moisture also playВ a key part in material selection. In the design and development of a building, the structure, and not just the roof itself, need to be built by a roofer with a number of considerations that should be taken into account. These factors include, aside from the aforementioned, the structural limitations of the building, the budget the entire project follows, and the availability of the material for use as the roof. While residential buildings conventionally use more basic and traditional materials such as shingles and ceramic and stone tiles, commercial buildings may use precast concrete, laminated glass, and various sophisticated materials.
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