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.
Michael was there when I needed my roof fixed, he came round in short notice gave me a price and was there fixing the leak whilst I was sleeping after my nightshift, when I awoke the job was done, I hope Michael will be there for me again if I need him in the future. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He is a good and reliable honest tradesman.
Cannot fault the work done on the roof. The men who carried out our roof repair and maintenance did so to a very high standard.
Warren did a super job for me, sorting out my broken tile and gutters quickly and without fuss. Wouldn't hesitate to use again, thank you.
Warren responded very quickly, was able to come the same day to take a look at and eventually repair a leaky roof. Very knowledgable and professional. And the leak is fixed!
Paul Williams got in touch when he said he would, gave the quote and did the job within reasonable time, somewhat set back by the weather. He was very easy to deal with and responded immediately to my emails. Full marks for that! I will use him again if I have a problem.
Thoroughly recommend Paul. Contacted Paul after another roofer left us with a leaking flat roof and was unable to resolve the issue. Paul replaced the flat roof and no more leak. Would definitely use him again
5 tiles replaced and gutter work including facias and gutter cleaning. Michael from MK maintenance carried out some work on my mum’s house done a great job and would highly recommend very clean and tidy and we would definitely use for further work and to recommend to family and friends thanks.
Mike did a great job cleaned up well after and disposed of all the rubbish. Will use again and would recommend him to anyone.
We had worked carried out last year that was excellent by Micheal. He was very polite, tidy and reliable. Had a small problem and he came straight out and corrected it. Would definitely recommend.
Michael was quick to investigate and identify the source of my leak and resolved the issue promptly for a very fair price. He was really easy to talk to and I'd highly recommend him to others looking to get roofing work completed!
RFR made the time to come out and inspect the bay roof which had leaked in the previous night following a heavy storm. He explained that it needed a repair not a replacement and set to work straight away. They explained very clearly what needed doing and the the cost involved, which was very reasonable. We were very relieved to say the least, having assumed the roof might need a very costly replacement. We would have been none the wiser had someone confirmed our worse fears. RFR were very honest and helpful and even troubled to advise us on how to make good the damage to the inside decoration. We would not hesitate to use RFR again and can recommend him without reservation.
Saved me from a real emergency. Great care from start to finish. Would highly recommend.
Paul and his team did a first class job after we had been let down by other people. Someone who turns up and does what he says he’ll do. I have no hesitation in recommending this company for any roof repairs.
Michael is very knowledgeable and his advice was invaluable in deciding the best option to repair my ridge tiles on my roof. His quote was very competitive and the standard of his work was very high, moreover he ensured that any mess was tidied up and taken away for disposal. I have not hesitation in recomending MK Maintenance.
Good service kept us informed from start to finish roofers on time and polite
Warren was so professional and helpful. Warren put right our guttering that was done so poorly by a different company. We are extremely happy with the service and wouldn't hesitate to employ him again for future roofing work. Thank you.
Mrs sharon m Brown
Paul Williams responded immediately and visited to survey the job and explained what was required - very friendly chap. A week later I received a quote. My inclination is to take up Paul’s quote but I am ‘still’ waiting for other quotes from other companies before committing myself.
Called on Monday afternoon, Toby came out the next morning and my roof leak was sorted in the afternoon by Mark and Shaun, Thankyou guys for such great service and the price was good too.
Michael did a fantastic job repairing my roof and replacing guttering. Friendly, reliable and advised me on any further work that needed to be done. He will be coming back to repair my chimney. He also worked neatly and cleaned up any debris from the work. Would absolutely recommend Michael to friends and colleagues.