Bet you find it hard to believe that there are world records that exist for roofs? That’s right, people will do anything to get their name into the Guinness Book of World Records and here are some fascinating facts about roof world records:
Most Roof Tiles Broken – The world record for the most roof tiles broken with a single punch while balancing on a balance board is owned by a young man from Milan, Italy. A stack of five roof tiles were broken with one punch thrown while carefully balanced on a rolling balance board! Have you checked your own roof recently for any signs of damage? If it looks like you need new UPVC Fascia Boards, then visit https://www.absolutebuildingplastics.co.uk for more information.
Largest Flat Roof Span – Back in July 2009 in Jaipur, India, a company called N.M. Roof Designers Ltd designed and built the world’s largest reinforced concrete cement flat roof. It can be found in the Satsang Hall of the Govind Devji’s Temple. At the edge of the hall are 8 pillars with the hall being dedicated to public use on the date of its completion in 2009. The roof has an impressive span of 119 feet.
Cantilever Roof – The Busan Cinema Center in South Korea boasts the longest cantilever in the world. It is over 278 feet long when extended. The huge surface area of the cinema roof is 196 ft x 535 ft and the 9,531-metre squared ceiling contains an impressive 42,600 LED lights. Designed by an Austrian company, it was finally positioned in March 2011. The cinema complex has two steel roofs, the largest having an 85m cantilever section and weighing over 6 tons. The smaller roof still weighs a whopping 1,236 metric tons and covers an outdoor cinema area. The project cost 162.4 billion Korean Won and the cinema can hold over 6,000 guests.
Largest Ouija Board on a Roof – If you’re asking yourself why then well, why not? On the roof of a former hotel, the world record was broken for the largest Ouija board which measures 30 x 44 feet. In October 2016, the roof of the Windber Grand Midway Hotel was transformed into a portal to the underworld after the owner has been trying to create a spooky atmosphere after his purchase of the former hotel in 2001.
Roof Tile Smashing – The current record for the number of roof tiles smashed is held by British woman, Lisa Dennis. Lisa is a Tae Kwon Do expert and chopped 923 tiles in two in just one minute. Her method involved smashing two piles of 10 tiles at the same time. Just don’t let her up on your roof!