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In the most basic terms, a parapet roof is one with a wall-like structure located around the edge of the roof. This wall or railing usually stands about 3 feet high, and is generally considered a safety feature that prevents falls from the edge of the roof. However, parapet roofs offer unique features with respect to the construction and style. In fact, these kind of roofs Aluminum Roofing Park City MT are sometimes installed to give the appearance of a flat roof. Parapets around roofs are especially common in cities like London where older building acts banned the projection of wooden eaves as a potential fire risk.
There are several reasons you may want a parapet wall around the edge of y our roof. As mentioned, parapet roofs offer advanced fire protection as the parapet prevents flames from Park City MT travelling up the exterior of the building and igniting roofing materials. Moreover, parapets reduce wind flow over the roof so that wind-uplift resistance is evenly distributed. The most common method by which wind can damage roofs is by lifting the edge of the roof and peeling back the roofing structure. Parapets reduce the risk of wind damage making them an excellent option for homes in hurricane Roof Patch Park City MT or tornado zones.
Another obvious benefit of a parapet is that it prevents falls while also preventing objects and debris from being blown off the roof. Still, there are aesthetic reasons you may prefer a parapet roof. For example, parapets help to hid roofing material or equipment on a roof that may be unsightly or unattractive. Moreover, parapet roofs impact the appearance of a building by increasing Park City MT its perceived height. Generally speaking, parapets have a similar finish to exterior walls so they blend seamlessly into the outer structure of a building. In addition, parapets can help prevent rainwater damage on the exterior of buildings. The top of the parapet can be angled inward so water will not stain the faÃƒÂ§ade of the building. Sometimes parapets also feature drip edges, further preventing staining of Park City MT exterior surfaces of a structure.
Parapets are popular among architects who prefer the contemporary design of a flat roof. Unfortunately, flat roofs are more prone to collecting water that can leak over the edge of the roof. A parapet allows a designer to build a home or structure with a seemingly flat roof while still building on a slope. The parapet hides the slope so that the Park City MT architecture appears perfectly flat. Indeed, parapets can be constructed in a wide range of situations and climates using various materials and construction methods. This makes parapet roofs a versatile roofing design that can be effective for minimizing damage in a wide range of climates while also improving the aesthetics of the structure.
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- 3:51 AM MDT on June 19, 2018
- 6:00 PM MDT on June 19, 2018
Tuesday 06/19 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High near 70F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday 06/20 20%
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 72F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 06/21 20%
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 81F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 06/22 70%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning with some clearing in the afternoon. High 74F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Saturday 06/23 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunny skies during the morning hours. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 76F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.