Often clients faced with the question of what type of roof to use for extensions on their Horsham propertieswill contact the roofing contractors at Masons and Sons. This is a situation we relish, and we’re always here to give Horsham homeowners the best possible advice on what will look and work better.
There are many factors that come into the final decision, and below we’ve run though the pros and cons of pitched and flat roofing for your Horsham home or business premises. We also provide details on how our flat roofing repairs and pitched roof repairs differ.
Flat roofing is usually a choice for projects such as single or double-storey side extensions or garages. The roof, although not entirely flat as there has to be a slight pitch of a few degrees to enable drainage, is constructed on a horizontal base with a waterproof membrane and supported by ceiling joists. Poorly constructed roofs made by amateur roofing contractors can often suffer from drainage issues. Our team has often been called into carry out flat roofing repairs on Horsham roofs suffering from bad cases of standing water, a symptom of drainage problems.
We normally construct flat roofing using felts, single-ply membranes, Sealoflex, asphalt, polyester felts, liquid plastic and hot melt roofing products. Liquid roofing offers a continuous application which provides a longer lifespan than other materials. It’s a great choice for the more complicated flat roofing work we conduct around Horsham.
Mason and Sons Roofing also lead the way in innovation by working with today’s more modern GRP fibreglass and EPDM rubber roofing materials.
Cost-wise, flat roofing is a usually a cheaper variant compared to pitched roofs because less materials and labour are needed. On top of this, any flat roofing repairs you require down the line are usually straightforward. We find that our roofing contractors are able to complete most flatroof repairs in the space of a few hours, but we’ll advise you on this when we provide a quotation.
Pitched roofs, by their very nature, are a stronger and sturdier installation than flat roofing. History tells us this and many homes still retain the original shape have tiles in place from over 80 yeaPitched roofs, by their very nature, are a stronger and sturdier installation than flat roofing. History tells us this and many Horsham homes still have tiles in place from over 80 years ago. As our roofing contractors will tell you, the number of pitched roofs which retain original features in the Horsham areas is phenomenal.
Another major advantage of pitched roofing over flat roofing is the space underneath. Many households look to build or renovate their existing home in Horsham rather than move, and unused storage space under a pitched roof can be transformed into a value-adding loft conversion as and when you have money to invest in your property.
The cost of a pitched roof is usually far higher than flat roofing. It has a more complex design and materials / roofing contractors’ labour hours can really add up. The same can be said for price when comparing flat roofing repairs against pitched roof repairs in the Horsham area. Pitched roof repairs can range from replacing new tiles to stripping and relaying the whole roof.
In general, there are plenty of pros and cons to consider for both pitched and flat roofing. Whatever roof you decide for your project, our roofing contractors are on hand to offer sound advice and professional services. We welcome enquiries from customers in all parts of Horsham, and can provide prompt site surveys and no-obligation quotations.
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