Roofs are one of the primary components of a building envelope and are understood as the uppermost part of a building giving protection from the environment, climate, and animals. Roofs are designed uniquely by region and use based on architectural traditions around materials, styles, and functions.

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Roofs are one of the primary components of a building envelope and are understood as the uppermost part of a building that gives protection from the environment, climate, and animals. Roofs are often designed uniquely for each region and building typology based on architectural traditions responding to specific materials, styles, and functions. Roofs generally function in two parts: a supporting structure and an outer skin for weatherproofing.

Roof shapes are greatly influenced by the varied properties of specific climates, regions, materials, and architectural styles. Because of the variety of design strategies, roof terminology is flexible and can range from flat roofs to steep pitches, domes, arches, or complex combinations of angles.
Roof shapes are greatly influenced by the varied properties of specific climates, regions, materials, and architectural styles. Because of the variety of design strategies, roof terminology is flexible and can range from flat roofs to steep pitches, domes, arches, or complex combinations of angles.
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