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Author Topic: Roofs should be treated like Floor Tiles are  (Read 480 times)

Bob_Namg

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Roofs should be treated like Floor Tiles are
« on: February 07, 2016, 06:20:16 PM »

I'm sure Tynan plans on adding this at some point anyway but I just want to revive the suggestion that roofs should be handled like the floors are where you have to construct roofs, and they all have different factors effecting them (like needing support depending on the weight of the material used).
Say you're making a wooden roof over a 25X25 room. You'll need to put a support near or in the middle to hold it up, and since the wood is light weight it doesn't need a heavy duty support to keep it up though the wooden roof may deteriorate from exposure to the elements or leak or whatever. 
If you make the roof out of iron the wooden support wouldn't be as effective and you'd need multiple or better materials for the support wall, but the iron roof is a lot better than the wooden one because it takes longer to break down and if some kind of event is added that causes an earthquake or something it's less likely to break apart.
It should also be possible to make beams/roof tiles under the mountains to make it harder for them to cave in.

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Re: Roofs should be treated like Floor Tiles are
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 03:26:07 PM »

Reading this has inspired some thoughts:
Light Roof Material
-needs fewer supports(ie: larger rooms before support is needed)
-faster to build
-deteriorates over time (should be repairable)
-transfer temperature faster
-can be supported by walls made from lighter materials

Heavy Roof Materials
-needs more supports(ie: even small rooms may need support)
-slow to build
-No deterioration? (plasteel only?), or deteriorates slower
-must be supported by walls made of heavy materials
-stops mortar rounds(and grenades? I forget if those can be tossed over walls...)
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