INVESTIGATING FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS SELECTION FOR ROOF COVERING: HOME OWNERS PERSPECTIVE (A CASE STUDY OF KETA AND HO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA)

ABSTRACT

The construction industry plays an imperative role in boosting the economy and fostering infrastructural development in Ghana. Currently, there are several houses with leaking roofs, some are discoloured while some have totally lost their aesthetic value just few months after their construction. This study aimed at understand the decision making process in selection of roof covering material by home owners. One major challenge of this research work is finding relevant research papers and journals to help carry out the study. This research primarily reviewed the literary works of others concerning the subject. After the review of literature, questionnaires were designed to seek the opinions of home owners concerning the subject. The data collected was analysed using Descriptive Statistics and Analysis, Relative Importance Index (RII) and Content Analysis method. From the analysis, it was discovered that certain critical factors needs to be considered before making the final decision on the type of roof covering to used.Quality was ranked highest with uttermost importance in roof material selection. It was discovered that, there are several roof covering materials available to prospective home owners to choose from. It was observed that materials with low cost of maintenance were preferred choices by home owners. It is trusted that the recommendations from this research would be put to practice to help prospective home owners choose a lasting roof covering material. Home owners should always consult expert for good technical advice in the choice of roof covering materials. The wide variety of roofing materials available in the market affords home owners to make informed decision regarding material selection. Prospective home owners should be guided by cost implications of new roof covering materials. Keywords: Construction industry, prospective home owners, roof covering material.

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APA

DZAMESI, S (2021). INVESTIGATING FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS SELECTION FOR ROOF COVERING: HOME OWNERS PERSPECTIVE (A CASE STUDY OF KETA AND HO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/investigating-factors-affecting-materials-selection-for-roof-covering-home-owners-perspective-a-case-study-of-keta-and-ho-municipalities-in-the-volta-region-of-ghana

MLA 8th

DZAMESI, SOLOMON "INVESTIGATING FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS SELECTION FOR ROOF COVERING: HOME OWNERS PERSPECTIVE (A CASE STUDY OF KETA AND HO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA)" Afribary. Afribary, 16 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/investigating-factors-affecting-materials-selection-for-roof-covering-home-owners-perspective-a-case-study-of-keta-and-ho-municipalities-in-the-volta-region-of-ghana. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

MLA7

DZAMESI, SOLOMON . "INVESTIGATING FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS SELECTION FOR ROOF COVERING: HOME OWNERS PERSPECTIVE (A CASE STUDY OF KETA AND HO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA)". Afribary, Afribary, 16 Mar. 2021. Web. 20 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/investigating-factors-affecting-materials-selection-for-roof-covering-home-owners-perspective-a-case-study-of-keta-and-ho-municipalities-in-the-volta-region-of-ghana >.

Chicago

DZAMESI, SOLOMON . "INVESTIGATING FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS SELECTION FOR ROOF COVERING: HOME OWNERS PERSPECTIVE (A CASE STUDY OF KETA AND HO MUNICIPALITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION OF GHANA)" Afribary (2021). Accessed April 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/investigating-factors-affecting-materials-selection-for-roof-covering-home-owners-perspective-a-case-study-of-keta-and-ho-municipalities-in-the-volta-region-of-ghana