Which type of roof is best for your extension?

If you are looking to expand the living space in your home, then you will already be considering how you to put your extension to good use. What you may not have considered is the type of roofing to opt for on this new area of your property. The two main choices you have will be a pitched roof and a flat roof, with the main aspects to consider being practicality and appearance. Depending on the type of property you have, you may be leaning towards one or the other, but allow us to go through the benefits with you to help clarify your decision.

Pitched roof extension

  • One of the reasons you may decide to opt for a pitched roof is due to it’s visual appearance. It is likely that the rest of your home has a pitched roof already, so in order to blend in and carry consistency into your new extension, you may feel that this may be the best choice for you.
  • We all know how unpredictable UK weather can be, and the materials used in pitched roofs are particularly durable, so can remaining more resistant toward the wet and windy conditions.
  • Pitched rooflights allow more natural light in, which will make your new space feel larger and can also be visually appealing.
  • There is more space beneath a pitched roof, which will allow for higher ceilings to give your extension a more spacious feel.
  • A pitched roof could benefit your household bills due to its insulation, keeping your house warmer for a longer period of time.

Flat roof extension

  • If you are working on a tight budget, a flat roof may be the best option for you. With less materials and labour required, it may suit you if you are looking for a cost-effective way to cover your new living space.
  • Flat roof extensions can often reach completion significantly quicker, meaning if time is not on your side and you are eager to make use of this new space as soon as possible, a flat roof could be finished in a shorter timeframe.
  • Ther are a range of rooflights and lanterns available for flat roof types. So many so that it is likely that you’ll find an option to suit the windows found across the rest of your home.
  • If you are looking to create a more modern feel for your home, a flat roof can be more aesthetically appealing. You can create a different impression from surrounding properties and stand out from traditional homes.
  • Despite their name, flat roofs do have a slight slope to avoid water pooling, so you do not have to be concerned about potential leaks.

Regardless of the type of roof you opt for when it comes to your extension, trust our expert team at Roof Rescue to deliver high quality installation. Contact us today to find out more about our roofing services and see how we can help you. Give us a call on 020 3189 1618 or email  with your enquiry. We look forward to speaking with you.

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