||[May. 24th, 2015|11:44 pm]
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Hello! In my fic, a traditional country cottage (inherited by Luna Lovegood, precise location not determined) gets its roof taken off in big chunks and tossed onto the ground, preferably loudly and dramatically. It would help if I knew what the roof was likely to be made of. Big pieces of thatched roof would presumably land with more of a whump than a crash? Would there maybe be tiled roofs? Would the tiles crack and clatter? Or wooden shingles? Are all of these things laid over a wooden base, so would boards need to come off too in order to get to where daylight was coming in to the house through the roof? I am trying to create disruption for the unsuspecting tenant when someone comes to remove the roof for a Luna-tic renovation project.|
I realize that it depends on the age, style, location, etc of the cottage, and I haven't worked out all those details as this is a quick pinch hit fic. So I'd just like to know some likely possibilities.
Where I live houses are rarely very old and tend to have asphalt shingles so I don't know much about older roofing materials!
Thank you so much!