The clean lines and understated elegance of flat roofs are very appealing to many homeowners, especially if they are leaning more towards modern and contemporary architectural styles. But for all its aesthetic appeal, flat residential roofing does not offer the same functionality as pitched or sloped roofs. Sloped roofs last longer than flat roofs and do a better job at repelling water and snow making it the more practical choice in most cases.
If you currently have a flat roof and are looking to convert it into a pitched roof, here are the things that you should expect.
Converting your roof is a pretty large project and, depending on the complexity of the job, can cost you a pretty penny. In some cases, converting your pitched roof can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Before pulling the trigger, be sure you understand what you are getting into to avoid bill shock. If budget is an issue, talk to your local roof repair and installation company about roof financing options, and ask for advice on whether or not converting your roof is a sensible idea and something that is worth the investment.
Your roof is a major component of your home, and, needless to say, converting it from flat to pitched can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home. A pitched roof may look awkward and out of place with your current architecture so to avoid devaluing your home and turning it into a neighborhood eyesore, be sure to consult with an architect or designer before making your decision.
From snow and ice removal services to complex roof conversion projects, we at TopTier Roofing treat every home we work on as if it were our own so we only use the highest quality materials available in the market and hire only the most experienced professionals. For all your roofing needs, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (315) 877-3760, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experts today.