The Main Function of Roof

Since humans build homes, roof construction began to be known. Originally the roof serves as a shade shelter, but the function continues to grow until finally the roof function was combined with other functions that are completely new.

Let’s get to know, what the functions of the roof are:

1. Restricting Space

Occupancy is a collection container spaces with family activities. These activities should take place continuously without weather interruption. Here the roofs contribute to creating space restrictions can be comforting activity.

The roof can give the effect of broad or narrow on space. Utilization of the roof had to watch the height of the face of the floor, the higher the location of the roof, the more extensive the resulting impression of space.

2. Protector

The roof must be able to provide security. Sense of security from the sun and rain is the main thing. The roof also must be in favor of the natural conditions that could harm humans. Earthquakes and strong winds in a certain scale are the examples. Construction of the roof should be attached with the construction of the building body. If there is a shift in the event of natural disturbances, the shift does not endanger residents. In areas that are often exposed to high winds, the roof construction is often “tied” with a special cable structure that cannot be separated from the body building.

Construction of the roof should be a system of interconnected, especially in light steel frame construction. Light steel frame is not the same with wood, both in terms of strength, size, and how to use it. “These are often wrong in the field. The installer (which has not been certified) often install light steel frame with wood frame. This is wrong. Strength of lightweight steel frame is in the system, including the type of fastening bolts.”

3. Coolant of Room Temperature

Air circulation is one of the most important elements of making comfortable room. Air circulation means also paying attention to the direction of air flow in the house. In principle, the heat always moves up in the afternoon, and vice versa. If hot air is blocked, it will flow in the room and make the room hot and uncomfortable. If well-designed, the roof cavity could be a container of hot air flowing from the room below.

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