The Invention of Roofing a Home

Every wonder how roofing a home got started and what kind of material they used?

The first known tiled roofs started appearing around 2,000 – 3,000 BC in China, Babylon and Greece. It would be several thousand years after this that the roof gained walls and became a true house in 6,500 BC.

While animal skins, mud and branches have all been used to mimic prehistoric dwellings, the first roofing material created was clay. It was used on homes as far back as 10,000 BC.

Thatch and stone roofs were seen shortly afterwards as they were the most effective way of roofing a home and keeping water out. Builders were able to bundle reed and use it to keep water and most small animals out of homes.

It would be centuries later before asphalt shingles were invented for roofing a home in the early 1900’s. Today, 75% of American homes use asphalt shingles, making it the most popular roofing material used.

Your roof is the most important component of your home. It protects you against the elements and plays a major role in your home’s insulation. Plus, it’s one of the first things that people notice about your home.

If you haven’t thought about your roof lately, it’s time to get it checked and make sure that you won’t experience any problems this summer. Maintaining your roof and keep it well taken care of will prevent costly repairs or replacements down the road.

If you have questions about what materials you should use on your home or need a maintenance check, call Down Under Roofing today. We are local to Kansas City, and have experience working with insurance companies. Down Under Roofing has a proven track record and is licensed and insured. Contact the team today to see how we can help you with your gutter and roofing needs.