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.
We had been trying for weeks to have a hole in our roof mended. We asked for a call back on the Thursday. They called us back within a few minutes and came and fixed our roof Saturday. Will definitely use them for any other roofing repairs
Great service from Alan and his team. Kept us informed throughout. Would rehighly recommend.
Very pleased with the new roof to our extension. Excellent communication - came out quickly to provide a quote - work done speedily and efficiently in very cold weather. Thank you.
Small job fixing ridge tiles. Good quality work, done promptly and at a fair price.
On my journey to find what is the issue with my roof Michael came recommended by another very high ranking professional who deemed its best to get some roof work done before I attempt to clean moss. I have nothing but kind words to describe Michael's professionalism, knowledge and skill. He has a very sharp eye and can pinpoint anything wrong with the roof and is incredibly honest and clear on what options we have on how to attempt to do the work. He provides an update every day on what is done and what is left and is incredibly clean and tidy when doing the work. He has so much compassion of the family situation and provides options for work to be done to suit the family budget. He has been so kind, knowledgeable, and honest with us that he has made something as devastating as roof works in 2 months of moving in, for a first time buyer, something manageable. He is always on time and has prioritised to do work even when the temperatures were below 0 just to make sure our roof wasn't leaking with the bad weather saving us a lot of potential damage. He is very trustworthy and I would recommend him and use him again if needed.
I contacted L&M roofing on Saturday, the problem with the damaged chimney, we met on Sunday, we agreed on the work, on Monday it was already done, before and after photos, efficiently and professionally. Thank you I'm waiting for the first heavy rain 🙂
We lost a tile overnight in the recent storms - gave him a ring when we noticed it (on a wet & windy Saturday) - he was here within the hour and job completed 10mins after arriving. He was almost too embarrassed to charge us - but we were happy to pay for his service (and obviously did). Great guy and a great job done. Highly recommended - and such a nice chap as well. We will definitely use him again.
I can't praise Steve and his team highly enough. Exemplary standard of workmanship, courteous, punctual, tidy, considerate and reasonably priced. The work (replacing soffits, fascias & guttering) was completed on time, on budget and to the highest standard. The site was thoroughly cleaned before they left. I would unreservedly recommend giving Steve the chance to quote for your job and am sure that you won't be sorry.
Very professional, Very happy with the end result. Would recommend 100%
Amazing from start to finish
Would recommend SDB building. Communications are always excellent, and the team deliver high quality works on the promised timescale.
Quick and efficient response to the major issue found when doing work, communications were excellent throughout the work, photos supplied of completed work which is very helpful. While not the cheapest or most expensive, work completed looks 5*, it was not rushed.
I needed some repairs to roof & drainpipes adjusting. Steve came as agreed, gave a competitive quote, was friendly & helpful offering good sound advice. His colleagues tidied up and seem to have resolved the problems. Thank you to him & his colleagues
Very helpful and thorough did a brilliant job and very friendly.. Would definitely use them again highly recommend
The work was delayed by weather but Steve kept me updated, and I was completely happy with end result
Prompt reply and dealt with problem immediately, and corrected problem which was left by original company! Thank you
Steve turned up as promised and the job was carried out quickly and efficiently. I would definitely use again!
Steve and the guys did a great job replacing the valley, installing an eaves tray and felt replacement on the chimney and chimney flaunching to name just a few of the repairs. High quality job - I can tell by the photos they undertook before and after. Reliable time keeping, they worked hard, kept tidy and above all the communication was excellent. I have used them several times before for different building jobs and they always provide a high level of service which is customer focused. Highly recommended.
Great team of guys who responded to our urgent repair needs. Steve was happy to talk us through the issues he could see and the options and costs of correcting them, before starting work, so there were no surprises. Work was completed on time and to a high standard.
Needed a Velux window removed from the roof and also some repairs. Team were professional, efficient and got the job done in a day. Will be using them again and would highly recommend if you need work done