How to Select a Roofing Style That Suits Your Home

There are many things to think about when it comes to installing a new roof, including the style of roof you want to go for. While the aesthetics of the roof are important, you also need to consider factors such as durability and weather-proofing, and how these vary depending on the type of home that you have. 

Below, we take a look at four different roof styles and the types of property that they are best suited to.

Gable roofs

Gable roofs are one of the most popular styles, as the triangular structure ensures that there is not a build-up of rain or snow on the roof. Also known as a pitched roof, this roof style is often found on Tudor-style houses. 

However, it is not recommended for houses that are located near the coast or somewhere specifically known for high winds and hurricane risks, as this could cause the roof to detach itself from the sides of the house.

Bonnet roofs

This is a style that is better suited to older buildings and you will often see it on houses built in the 1700s. It has the perfect structure to cover a porch because of its steep upper slope combined with a gentler lower slope. 

It has many advantages, such as its ability to protect the house from drastic weather conditions and reduce any excess heat in the property. However, it can look slightly out of place on new build houses, which is something to consider when researching roof styles for your home.

Flat roofs

Flat roofs are becoming more common on newer builds. If you’re looking to create a terrace or roof garden, this could be the one for you. This is also a perfect choice if you are looking to extend the space in your house, such as adding an extension. It’s one of the most affordable roofing options, with an easy installation process, which gives it a clear advantage. 

However, one of the main problems with this roof style is poor drainage. You must therefore ensure you have taken the appropriate steps to waterproof it fully. 

Domed roofs

This is one of the more expensive roof styles, due to its aesthetically pleasing look, and it’s often found on more exclusive properties. However, it’s not just the aesthetic value that makes it a great option when choosing between roof styles, it is also incredibly long-lasting and durable, with the ability to survive extreme weather conditions.

These are just a selection of the roof styles you could invest in for your property – there’s lots more out there on the market! It’s best to do your research and shop around before you decide.

If you’re currently looking for roofing services in Exeter, you’re welcome to get in touch with us here or give us a call on 01392 243000.

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