Built-in Roof: What is it and how does it Work?

Have you heard about the built-in roof? This type of roof has been gaining more and more prominence in real estate constructions, so more and more people are looking for built-in roof.

Therefore, we at Sky Marketing are going to talk a little about this type of roof. This way, you will be able to get to know the built-in roof better and even want to put it on your property, guaranteeing its safety and beauty. It is also anticipated that the developers of  New City Paradise  have also used a built-in roof.

In this post, you will understand what a recessed roof is, how its application works, its advantages and disadvantages and the types of tile most used in this type of roof.

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A built-in roof is a roof that is made with tiles that are not visible. In this sense, the tiles are arranged so that they are “hidden” by a structure. This structure that hides the tiles is called a platband.

When viewing a property with a built-in roof, it will visually appear that the property has a “wall” or “beam” in front of the roof. The application of a recessed roof works as follows:

The slab of the property is prepared, and the surface above it will receive the roof structure; that is, the platband is built. With the project assembled, the roof slope is made with its amount of water and shears. Then, after aligning the scissors, the purlins are fixed, and the tiles are placed. Finally, after installing the tiles, the flashings and gutters are installed.

Advantages and disadvantages of the built-in roof

The application of the built-in roof in work guarantees several advantages, such as the economy in its application, as the tiles used have a lower cost. In addition, the built-in roof also guarantees an aesthetic advantage, which is due to the fact that the tiles are hidden by a structure.

The economy of applying a recessed roof is also an advantage, as it tends to be more affordable due to the fact that it uses little wood in the construction of the structure. A recessed roof takes less construction time and is also easier to maintain.

As for the disadvantages of the recessed roof, we have the costs due to the greater use of gutters and the construction of the structure to hide the roof. In addition, the built-in roof is usually low, which can make access to its interior unfeasible, for electrical maintenance, for example.

Types of tiles used in the built-in roof

To build a property and apply a built-in roof in the work, it is necessary to know the tile variations. Therefore, the types of tile most used in construction are polypropylene, fibre cement and metallic tile.


Polypropylene tiles are found in several buildings and are usually cheaper than other types of tile, in addition to providing increased natural lighting inside the property.

However, compared to metal tiles, for example, polypropylene tiles are more fragile and more at risk of breakage. In addition, polypropylene tile does not offer absolute thermal and acoustic comfort. Therefore, the use of these tiles in a built-in roof can cause discomfort for people inside the property.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement tiles are used to cover large areas at once, in addition to being easy to install. In addition, this type of tile provides more time and money savings for the work, as fiber cement tiles cover a greater area at a lower cost, and it is also possible to find this tile in different color variations.

However, fiber cement tiles tend to heat up easily, and when exposed to variations in weather and rain, they can end up becoming less resistant. Therefore, it is recommended to use thermal blankets to avoid overheating or excessive cold inside the property. In addition, in terms of service life, fiber cement tiles last less time compared to metal tiles.


Metal tiles offer more strength and durability, are lightweight and are easy to install. In addition, this type of tile is produced with thermoacoustic material. It is also possible to find this type of tile in several color variations, making it possible to use them in any type of project.

However, the cost of metal tiles is higher and for its application, it is necessary to have a specialized workforce. However, even with the high cost of the tile, its use guarantees savings in other elements, such as the structure of the building, roof support structure and maintenance.

Now that you know what a built-in roof is and how it works, you can invest and apply it to your home. Surely the application of this roof will ensure a more modern look to your work, in addition to bringing other advantages. We hope this post has helped you. Count on Sky Marketing for more content like this!