Difference Between Pitched & Flat Roofing
Pitched roofs are commonly used for domestic properties and are a regular site in residential areas across Ripley and the surrounding Surrey areas. They are not as affordable choice as a flat roof, however come with many advantages such as durability and aesthetic appeal. Pitched roofing is also heavier than flat roofing but more resistant to harsh weather.
A pitched roof provides you with extra space and is a practical option if you require extra storage or would like to have a loft conversion carried out. Roofing contractors can provide you with tailored solutions to create the best loft space for your needs and our roofers offer affordable services for customers throughout the Ripley area.
Flat roofing, also known as felt roofing, is typically used for smaller areas such as for extensions, garages, porches and dormers or for commercial properties. However, flat roofs are becoming increasingly popular for covering whole residential homes in Ripley as a contemporary alternative to pitched roofs. Although the name implies they are completely flat, our roofing contractors explain flat roofs are in fact constructed with a slight pitch to create adequate drainage.
Generally, flat felt roofing is more affordable than pitched roofing and often has a longer lifespan when fitted correctly by skilled roofers. If you are looking to install a flat roof, allowing a professional roofing company to carry out the work will ensure all the required waterproof membranes and coverings are fitted securely.