Effect of Roofing Material Type on Microclimate in the Sheep Buildings

mohamed hashem hatem


A study  was conducted on description of  the  sheep houses ( materials, location, orientation ,……etc) and its  effect on  microenvironment in  two  housing ( concrete roofing material, Iron sheet  roofing  material ) in  Giza , Egypt. In order to select the appropriate type of housing that provides the best inside climate throughout making adjustment in housing.

During the experimental period, maximum temperature was recorded under Iron sheet and lowest temperature as in Concrete. The maximum protection from high temperature was given in concrete than in Iron sheet. Adjustment of temperature and relative humidity through the day   was successful under concrete than Iron sheet.


Sheep housing, roofing material, Microclimate, building in hot climate, temperature – humidity index (THI)

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