When people think about “fun”, they don’t usually think about roofing. However, here are some truly “fun” facts about roofing that you can share with your family and amaze your friends with.
- The first roofing materials discovered by archaeologists were clay tiles. These tiles were dated to being from around 10,000 BC. From just after this time period, thatch has been discovered in settings that indicates it was used for roofing material. Stone is another material that has been found in ancient village digs.
- Thatch makes such a great roofing material because of the way it is bound. The reed used in thatch roofing is naturally resistant to water and it is bound so tightly together that water just rolls right off it, much like off of the back of a duck. A properly processed thatch roof is resistant to water, snow, and even sleet. It is one of