Roof above it. These three words can take the place of shelter in any given sentence. Are roofs so important? Is there any shelter without a roof? A little restructure on the earlier premise, while this infographic does focus a great deal on shelter, it is ideally about different types of commercial roofs.
A roof is the top covering of a building, including all materials and constructions necessary to support it on the walls of the building or on uprights. Basically, any structure that forms the top of a building that is not concrete is a roof. While the walls, windows, and whatnots of a building are very important too, the roof does the ultimate job of shielding and protection from the elements of nature. Come rain; come sunshine; come winter, a good roof has got you covered. Literally. A roof is shelter.
Beyond the overbearing duties the roof is tasked with, a proper roof improves the aesthetics of a building in ways beyond wildest imaginations. As basic as shelter is, different roof types meet this need in varied ways. Some function better and provide better aesthetics than some others. Without further ado, lets discuss on a broad spectrum, the different kinds of commercial roofs there are.