The most popular type of roof construction in the UK today is the pitched or gable roof and for good reason. This simple roofing solution easily sheds water towards guttering, which makes it great for high rain or snowfall areas. Add in a roof window or balcony and the additional floor space allows your pitched roof to be easily transformed into a desirable loft conversion.
Built with the right high-quality tiles and materials a pitched roof is also incredibly durable and long-lasting whilst remaining easy on the eye to ensure your home is as aesthetically pleasing as it is well protected against harsh weather conditions.
Insulation can be added in the gap between the pitched roof and the flat interior roof for even greater energy savings. It may not always be possible to install roof insulation in a flat-roofed home post-construction.
Pitched roofs can offer far more effective drainage than flat roofs during periods of heavy rain as the water easily drains off a pitched roof, whereas on a flat roof water can build up and pond, especially if the flat roof isn't properly designed with drainage tapered insulation.
Pitched roofs are simple to maintain. High-quality roof tiles can last a lifetime, and repairs to roof tiles and gutters are relatively easy and cost-effective.
A pitched roof allows for the additional space within the building to be used as a loft for storage or even a further living space, without the costs associated with adding an entirely new storey.
Rooftop solar panels work most efficiently when positioned at an angle. Pitched roofs provide this angle inherently in their design making installing solar panels a simple process without the need for additional brackets or equipment.
Whether your next pitched roof project is big or small, Covered Roofing Supplies stocks a huge range of products and materials so you can find the perfect pitched roofing solution for your needs.