Most roof designs have their own pros and cons when it comes to what works where and what doesn’t. The process roofing contractors will advise will be different depending on your location. It is clear that places, where there is excessive snowfall, should build roofs that allow for easy runoff, but even such roofs have their limitations. Sometimes the snow falls so quickly that it doesn’t have enough time to run off but piles up and puts a strain on the roof. We all should know that these roofs can only handle so much and do have a breaking point.
That is why anyone who can afford to have brackets on their home should consider that option. Brackets can add additional strength to your roof if place in the right places. Placing brackets in areas where the links are weakest can make a world of difference. There are various types of brackets and it is wise to do your research to see which works best for your roof. Let’s look at some of the most common kinds used.
1. Indoor Brackets:
Brackets can come in many shapes and sizes for various jobs. There are brackets designed to strengthen the inside of your roof and are placed meticulously for maximum effect. Brackets can be T shaped, L shaped, flat shaped, and even S-shaped depending on use. Since roofs have so many different designs the straps have to be made to compensate for anything that doesn’t come standard. You can also have your brackets custom made which will probably cost more but it will be a better decision in the end.
2. Outdoor Brackets:
Many roofing companies recommend strapping down roofs with brackets that are placed on the exterior of the home. These are mostly for strapping additional structures to your current structure. Structures like patio roofing, in particular, to help strengthen the extra living space. Some roofing brackets are made to be decorative as well. Serving two purposes at once, the bracket secures the roof in a stronger manner and looks pretty.
3. Bracket Material:
Most brackets are made of metal as this is the strongest type you can use to secure your roof. However, you will also find wooden and PVC type brackets. Metal brackets are the best for giving your roof the best security possible. The wood and PVC brackets are for smaller jobs and styles. These are usually added to structures that need a small roof like a door patio for example. PVC brackets are also used to put guttering around the roof but offer no additional strength to the building.
Your home is only as strong as its foundation and its roof. It is wise to invest your time and money when it comes to making sure your roof is at its strongest. That way you can be sure that when the weather is rough your house will remain in place. If you aren’t sure what would be the best type of bracket for your roof, be sure to ask the professionals, it’s their job to inform you.