The fundamental design of your roof can have a range of different impacts on the function, aesthetic and value of your property. If you’re looking to have a new roof installed on your home or business premises, the decision between a flat roofed or a pitched roof can be a tough one. There are advantages to both, so we thought it would be handy to take a look at the pros/cons of each so you might have a better idea of which would be most suitable for your property.
Pitched roofs are the traditional domestic roofing solution and they are still popular today for a variety of reasons. Versatility is one of them. While flat roofs can be built to accommodate foot traffic, pitched roofs can be converted to house substantial extra living space inside. Attic bedrooms, bathrooms, playrooms, storage rooms, offices and more can be designed to fit neatly under a pitched roof. This can be invaluable should you require extra room in your property or would like to make your home more appealing for future buyers.
Pitched roofs are known for their longevity and durability, so maintenance is often less of a focus compared to flat roofs. Due to their design, pitched roofs are also more reliable when it comes to drainage, with water naturally channelled into downpipes and guttering, and removed from the property. Pooling water is less of a risk, which can be incredibly important in certain areas.
Price is always a factor when it comes to any roof, and while maintenance might be less of an issue, the initial cost of construction can be comparatively high. In addition, pitched roofs also take more time to install. Homeowners as well as business owners might rather face less initial disruption by choosing a flat roof, instead of the time-intensive nature of pitched roof installation.
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Residential and business roofs come in a variety of styles and finishes to suit old & new properties and we will spend time with you to assess which method and finish is most suitable to meet your requirements and budget.