Designing a building of any type means considering what type of roofing structure you will put on it. In general, you have two choices: building a sloped roof, or building a flat one. If you’re torn between the two, you may want to consider some of the many benefits that come with building a sloped roof before making your final decision.
Building A Sloped Roof Delivers Several Distinct Advantages, Including:
Pitched roofs offer at least two slopes that rise and connect at an apex. Not only do many people find this visually more appealing than a flat roof, it can also have an added space benefit. Pitched roofs create additional space that can be used in a wide range of ways. For businesses this can mean storage space or even a place for extra workstations. For homeowners this can translate directly into additional living spaces. Many homeowners build out the interiors of a sloped roof to use as a bonus rooms, play areas, or even home offices.
Flat roofs definitely have their application on certain buildings. However, when it comes to the lifespan of a roof system, you simply can’t beat building a sloped roof. Flat roofing systems aren’t as weather resistant as their sloped counterparts. Pitched roofs use durable, weather resistant materials that better fortify them against anything Mother Nature has in store. Additionally, the insulation on a sloped system is better, helping to extend the lifespan of these products.
Better Esthetic Choice
Building a sloped roof also often works better visually on an already existing building. Using a pitched roof as part of an addition is easier to blend in with the rest of the building. Also, pitched roofs can work well with existing neighborhoods, yet still help you create a sense of individuality on your specific building. Sloped roofing systems come in a wide range of styles, designs, and colors. Whether you’re using it in a commercial or residential application, you will have access to a virtually limitless assortment of looks so you can pick the esthetic choice that works best for your personal preferences.
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The Roofman specializes in sloped and flat roofs throughout the Cambridge and Waterloo region. Contact our team of roofing authorities today for more information on your roofing project!