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Specialists in Flat & Felt Roofing in Ripley

Pitched vs. Flat Roofs

Whether you’re having an extension built or replacing an existing roof, choosing the right roof for your Ripley property is an important decision. Although there are many different design options in terms of materials, colours and shapes, initially the two styles to decide between are pitched roofing and flat roofing. Consulting with a roofing company or roofing contractors such as ourselves, is a good idea to determine which roofing type is best for your property.

At Langdon Roofing Ltd, our roofers have traded over 50 years and offer all types of roofing services, such as the installation of felt roofing and the replacing of listed pitched roofs. Based in Woking, our roofing contractors cover Ripley and all surrounding Surrey areas. On this page, our roofing company is looking at the differences between pitched and flat roofing.

Difference Between Pitched & Flat Roofing

Pitched Roofs
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 Roofs
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.

Benefits of Pitched Roofing vs Flat Felt Roofing

Pitched Roofs

  • Generally, more in-keeping with the surrounding properties
  • More durable and hardwearing than flat roofs, requiring less maintenance
  • Allow for additional living or storage space because of the pitched design
  • Better insulation when installed correctly by reputable roofing contractors

Flat Roofs

  • Quick and easy to erect meaning less labour and time is required
  • Ideal for Ripley property owners wanting a more contemporary design
  • Flat felt roofing protects your property from adverse weather conditions
  • Easy to access and operate from, making maintenance work safer

There are numerous advantages to both roof types. To help you decide better, we recommend contacting your local roofers such as our roofing company in Woking, to establish which one is most suited to your project.

At Langdon Roofing Ltd, we’ve helped customers throughout Surrey find the best solutions. Don’t take our word for it, take a look at our testimonials page to see what our clients say.

Deciding between pitched and flat roofing? Call our roofing company today on 01483 608888 for professional advice from our expert roofers and for roofing services in Ripley.