When building a new home or renovating an existing one, there is a lot of information to process, so it’s best to take it one project at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. However, as every design flows together, it’s also important to think about where each project fits in the grand scheme of the build.
One aspect of your build or renovation may involve fitting a new roof, which is a big commitment and a lifelong investment. Not only does a roof keep you warm, safe and dry, but the style, pitch and material play a huge part in how the overall appearance of your house looks from the outside.
With so many types of roof construction to consider, here’s a beginner’s guide on how to choose the right one for your house.
There are over a dozen roof styles to choose from, but we’ve listed below three of the most popular choices for homes.
Pitch is the term used to describe the angle, slope, or slant of your roof, and is calculated as a ratio which indicates how much rise there is in the roof.
Picking the pitch of your roof is an essential step in roof construction as it determines which styles you can choose from, as well as which roof materials can be used.
The slope of a roof is split up into three categories: a Flat Roof, Low Slope or a Steep Slope.
There are a variety of roof materials to choose from, including tiles, metal roofing and even solar panels. Once you know which style and pitch of roof you want, this narrows down your selection so you can make the right decision.
Ploughcroft roofers can provide you with an expert opinion to ensure that your roof lasts for many years, but we’ve also listed some materials below.
For more information about roof construction, you may like to read our article on The Cost of a New Roof — What To Expect.
If you’re looking for more advice about different types of roof construction, or if you’re ready for a roof estimate, contact Ploughcroft today.