Types of Roofing Materials Quiz

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What is the most common and widely used roofing material referred to as?

Galvanized Iron Sheet

What is the main advantage attributed to the popularity of G.I. sheet?

Low maintenance cost

What is the standard width of Corrugated G.I. Sheet?

80 cm

What are Tile Roofing materials made of?

Clay and Cement

How is the thickness of the sheet measured?

In terms of gauge

What is the purpose of a shed-type roof?

To provide additional protection from the sun and rain

What is the characteristic feature of a gable roof?

Pitch on two sides but no pitch on the gable ends

What is the purpose of a flat roof?

To allow water runoff and drain

What is the main feature of an asphalt shingle roofing system?

A type of roof shingle widely used because of low cost and easy to install

What are slates commonly made of?

Fine-grained, homogeneous metamorphic rock

Study Notes

Roofing Materials

  • The most common and widely used roofing material is referred to as Asphalt Shingles.

G.I. Sheet

  • The main advantage attributed to the popularity of G.I. sheets is their durability and resistance to corrosion.
  • The standard width of Corrugated G.I. Sheet is typically 0.5 to 1.25 meters.

Tile Roofing

  • Tile roofing materials are made of clay, concrete, or metal.

Measuring Thickness

  • The thickness of the sheet is measured in terms of gauge or mm.

Roof Types

Shed-Type Roof

  • The purpose of a shed-type roof is to provide a single sloping roof surface, often used in modern homes.

Gable Roof

  • The characteristic feature of a gable roof is its triangular shape with two sloping sides that meet at a ridge.

Flat Roof

  • The purpose of a flat roof is to provide a horizontal roofing surface, often used in industrial and commercial buildings.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

  • The main feature of an asphalt shingle roofing system is its layered structure with a waterproofing layer beneath the shingles.

Slate Roofing

  • Slates are commonly made of metamorphic rocks, such as shale or slate, and are valued for their durability.

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