Roof: planning, construction and renovation of roof trusses & roof coverings

Roof – Modern roofs can have different shapes. For centuries, the classic gable roof was the most common roof shape in Germany. It was often modified to a hipped roof and equipped with dormers, in order to be able to use the space under the roof slopes effectively. Tent roofs are used in the new city villas with two-storey construction. As part of a renovation, the shape of the roof can only be changed slightly. If you plan to do so, you will have to fundamentally redesign the house. Roofing, on the other hand, is often the subject of renovation. Tiles are used, which are available in various colours, shapes and designs. A new roof covering often goes hand in hand with a renovation of the roof structure. If the construction is fundamentally new and of high quality, a roof can last at least 50 years without the need for new renovation.

Roof truss: individual adaptations made of wood

The roof truss is made of wooden elements. These are adapted in their shape and texture to the structure and size of the house, so that a roof truss is always made individually. The roof truss holds the roof battens, which in turn provide the necessary support for the roof tiles.
The roof truss is one of the safety-relevant elements of every house. The type of construction is one of the factors that determines whether the space under the roof can be used for living purposes. A subsequent change of the roof is often only possible with the involvement of a structural engineer. The construction of the roof truss should be carried out by an experienced specialist company.

Popular questions about the roof:

  • Where’s the ridge on the roof?
  • What are the eaves on the roof?
  • How much does it cost to have a roof redone?

Tile or slate roofing – the choice is yours!

The covering of a roof is done with roof tiles or with slates. Alternatively, roofs are covered with natural thatch. This variant is especially popular for houses in the north of Germany. In Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse, you will find thatched houses in rural areas that are always for sale.

Simple renovation for roof coverings

In contrast to the roof truss, the roof covering can be renovated more easily. If the roof truss is still intact, the roof tiles are replaced. Here, too, it is important that a professional is commissioned with the work. Roof tiles that are glazed on their surface are popular for new buildings and renovations. These do not easily accumulate moss and are dirt-repellent. In addition, the roof gets a very nice look. Since roofing with the modern and durable tiles is expensive, they have a positive effect on the value of the house.

Further information on the subject of building and selling a house

Here you will find further important information on the subject of building a house and selling a house, as well as tips and advice that you must follow.

Planning and financing: costs, credits, tips

In most cases, the purchase of a property is accompanied by financing. Very few property buyers are in a position to pay cash for their property. Financing for a property usually extends over a period of ten to 30 years. Careful planning is therefore very important. A stable income is one of the essential requirements for secure financing. The income should be secured for the financing period. You must take into account changes in life planning as well as the possibility of loss of earnings due to illness or unemployment. Young couples may want to have children, which also affects income.

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What types of houses are there? Real estate guide

You just need a little more space? However, the choices of real estate these days are very large. Especially when buying a property, there are many factors to consider and choosing the right type of house is essential. What house types there are, and what makes each of them, we would like to tell you in this article. Learn about the characteristics and special features of each type of house, and let us show you the advantages and disadvantages. With the help of this guide, it should be easier for you to choose the property that is perfect for you. Get an overview and learn about the world of bungalows, terraced houses and villas!

Cellar of the house: finishing or storage room

A cellar can be used in many different ways. It can be converted into a living space, guest room or office, or used as a storage room. If the cellar has access to the outside, bicycles or garden tools can be stored in the rooms. Basement rooms must be planned for when building a new house. The costs are high. They run into five figures depending on the size of the basement. A basement can be installed at ground level or partially raised out of the ground. Both construction methods have advantages and disadvantages.

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Garage and carport: architecture, weather resistance, differences

A garage or carport for one or two cars is very popular with homeowners. If a carport or garage is included in the exposé, the interest of potential buyers is greater than if the vehicle is parked on the street or unprotected in front of the house. Installing a carport or garage not only provides greater convenience when using your own home. These additions also have a positive effect on the resale value.

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Outdoor facilities: What you need to consider for the front garden, terrace and garden

Many buyers who want to purchase a house with land attach importance to a beautiful design of the outdoor facilities. If you offer a property for sale with attractive outdoor facilities, experience has shown that you will quickly find interested buyers. If you decide to leave the house sale to a professional partner, you will save a lot of time. You don’t have to worry about contacting possible interested parties and you can go about your work and everyday life.

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