You might think every roof is either flat or pitched, but there’s more. There are many different shapes and sizes of roofs out there–flat, sloped, gabled…the list goes on.

Pitched roofing is more commonly used for residential purposes, whereas flat roofing systems are typically installed on commercial buildings. However, there are instances where you’ll find a pitched roof on a commercial building and a flat rooftop in a residential community.

While both styles have their advantages, we’re going to be unpacking why pitched roofs are the better choice for most people’s homes.

 

These are some of the reasons why your home will benefit from a pitched roofing system:

 

Style Variations

When installing a pitched roof on your home, you have a wide range of different styles and design options to choose from.

Pitched roofing is available in hip, gable, dutch, mansard, A-frame, and so much more. Whatever your personal preference is, there is a roofing style available for you.

 

Effective Water Drainage

Flat roofing systems are notorious for pooling water. Pools of water are the fastest way to ruin a roof. Stagnant rainwater on your shingles is one quick and easy way for mold and mildew to take over your entire roofing system.

The advantage of a pitched roofing system is that it protects your home from rainfall by efficiently draining water away. For maximum protection against the elements, be sure to install an efficient gutter system.

 

Additional Space

Pitched roofing systems allow homeowners to optimize their living space. With a pitched roof, you’re able to make use of your attic space. You can use it as a storage area, convert it into a living area or simply enjoy the high ceilings that come with it.

They also allow for the installation of gable windows, which increases the amount of natural light in your home as well as your curb appeal.

 

Longer Lifespan

A pitched roof is the best way to avoid a water-logged roofing system and keep it in working order. A build-up of leaves, dirt, and branches on your roof is a bad combination, as water-soaked debris will add an immense weight to the structure. This pressure can significantly deteriorate your roof over time.

Therefore, due to its design, a pitched roof is more likely to last longer because it can shed any water or dirt that may cover it.

For more information on the best roofing practices, give Saafeld Construction Roofing a call today!

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