Quiz: How Much do you Know about Roofing Materials?
A roof is an essential part of a house, but roof maintenance can be a hassle. Different roofing materials have different life spans, and each comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Take this quiz to see how much you know roofing materials.
Why are metal roofs becoming more and more popular?
They're easy to repair.
They last a long time.
Who can install a metal roof?
a college graduate
a roofing professional
What are the most common materials used for metal roofing?
aluminum and steel
copper and aluminum
copper and zinc
How can metal roofing help you reduce your cooling bills in the summer?
It lets more heat escape.
It reflects sunlight.
How long do copper or aluminum roofs last?
What sort of coating is used to prevent steel roofing from rusting?
both of the above
Why might stainless steel be a better option than steel?
It's less expensive
It doesn't rust.
It looks more natural.
What is the concern with aluminum becoming such a popular roofing option?
It will run out.
All houses will look the same.
The demand will push prices too high.
What color does copper turn after exposure to the elements?
Why are alloys a good roofing option?
What are roofing underlayments used for?
to strengthen the roof
to act as a weather barrier
to prevent animals getting into the roof
How do some roofing underlayments protect roof installers?
with built-in sunscreen
with a nonskid surface
with built-in cooling
How long can modern underlayments be exposed for without becoming damaged?
Which natural disaster increased the use of synthetic roof underlayments?
Boxing Day Tsunami
If you have a chimney in your roof, what is the minimum height it should be?