The fundamental design of a roof can have a massive impact on the aesthetics, function, and value of a property. If you’re considering a new roof for your home or business premises, you’ll face the decision of choosing between a flat and pitched roof. Both types of roof offer advantages and disadvantages, so here we’ll explore pitched roofing a little more, so you have the details you need to make an informed decision.
A pitched roof is the traditional roofing solution for domestic properties and is still a popular choice today for various reasons. One of the most obvious is the versatility offered. While a flat roof may be built to cope with foot traffic, a pitched roof can be converted to offer substantial additional living space inside the home. You can design playrooms, storage, attic bedrooms, offices and more under a pitched roof. This versatility is invaluable for creating more room inside your property and potentially increasing the resale value and future buyer appeal.
Pitched roofing is also well regarded for offering great durability and longevity. Whereas a flat roof may require significant maintenance, this is less of a focus for a pitched roof. Flat roofing typically requires hands on attention to ensure optimum performance for as long as possible. When you have a large area of roofing, this can be a discouraging prospect. Pitched roofs offers better drainage potential as water can be naturally channelled into guttering and downpipes to be removed from your home. This means that there is less of a risk of pooling water, which is vital in certain areas. Flat roofing tends to have drainage issues, particularly if you live in an area with prolonged or heavy rainfall.
While maintenance may be less of an issue compared to flat roofing, the initial cost of a pitched roof is far higher. Although it should never be the primary decision factor, price is always a consideration on any renovation project. Additionally, a pitched roof will take more time to install, which can affect other areas of the project. For example, business owners may prefer the reduced disruption offered by a flat roof, while homeowners may need to wait to finish off other areas of a renovation until the roof has been installed and is watertight. The time intensive nature of installing a pitched roof can be problematic if there are severe time constraints on a project deadline. A flat roof can be installed quickly, and the materials tend to be far cheaper, which reduces the overall costs involved in the project. However, once the roof is in place, pitched roofing does tend to be less problematic and require less maintenance.
Both flat and pitched roofing can create unique visual appeal for your property. Both roofing styles can be created with a variety of materials to increase lifespan and minimise maintenance issues. If you’re unsure whether your property would benefit from a pitched roof, you should speak to us. Our recommended experienced roofing professionals have expertise in the installation, repair, and maintenance of both pitched and flat roofing. The team would be delighted to answer any queries you may have.
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Paul fixed storm damage to my roof. He gave a prompt quote and despite being very busy he repaired the roof in excellent time whilst keeping in contact. Paul was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend his services.
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Mr short kindly visited during the weekend as a weekday was not convenient for me, offered really good advice and check on an existing flat room that had a leak. Identified problem very quickly that a previous builder had failed to see on numerous visits. Very pleased with the outcome and hopefully no future leaks.
Paul recently fitted a Velux roof light and undertook adjacent roof repairs. Hi attitude and expertise were great and would thoroughly recommend him for similar work. His pricing was fair and reasonable and was fully committed to making my installation waterproof before he left for the day-even though it was dark and raining!
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The previous roofer i had supposedly fixed the job, but appeared he did not, kept promising to come back, but didn't, left water pouring through my bedroom roof . I contacted Paul returned my call swiftly, came out the following day as i could not make same day. Paul assessed roof and advised what needed to be done to fix the roof. Roof has been fixed 3 days now and we have had lots of heavy rain and i cannot see a drop. I am exceptionally please and will highly reccomend Paul, he is polite and he certainly knows his job. Many Thanks Paul !
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