Tag Archives: roofs

Essential structural considerations in roof design

Design professionals often work in isolation, with each discipline (architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical) doing their own thing and only getting together after they have completed most of their individual design contribution to co-ordinate dimensions. Crucial data is unintentionally missed, and this can significantly affect the structural design of roof systems.

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Ontario winery roof impresses ARMA

An Ontario project received an honourable mention at the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA’s) annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-study (QARC) Awards. Al Anthony Roofing of Consecon, Ont., was recognized for its church roof installation at Closson Chase Winery in the neighbouring village of Hillier in Prince Edward County.

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Preventing ice dams on steep-sloped roofs

Without a properly engineered ventilation system on the roof, ice-damming can threaten a building’s health. An ice dam is a ridge of ice forming at the eaves of a roof, cricket, or valley that prevents melting snow and water from draining off. The water backing up behind this obstruction can refreeze, creating an ice dam. These dams can be the cause of roof failures; once significant amounts of moisture enter the building, there is a high probability mould and other negative impacts can occur.

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