Can you convert a flat roof to a pitched roof?
Whilst flat roofing is a great option for a lot of industrial properties, it isn’t always perfect for all of them. Things like climates, location and budgets can all have an influence on whether or not a flat roof is the best option for any given property, and even if a property already has a flat roof, it can still be changed.
The alternative to a flat roof is a pitched roof. Pitched roofing is much more common on residential properties, most notably houses, due to the nature of the building and its requirements. Houses have much different heating requirements, as well as very different needs when it comes to adverse weather patterns. Pitched roofs also add some extra benefits; added storage space and reduced maintenance costs to name just a few. Pitched roofing conversions could also be the answer to a number of structural problems that are common with flat roofs.
If your industrial building currently has a flat roof in place but you feel as though a pitched roof could be more beneficial, don’t worry. Here at Valent Roofing we provide the service of transforming roofs from flat to pitched, and it isn’t as complicated as it initially sounds.
How is a roof converted from flat to pitched?
There is no one-size-fits all when it comes to roof conversions. The most common technique is a straightforward process of removing the existing roof and fitting new framing to create a pitched roof space.
With your average household roofing, the weight of the pitched roof is supported by the exterior walls. The reason flat roofing is preferred for most industrial properties is due to the size of the buildings. Large buildings require added supports to accommodate pitched industrial roofing in Manchester, which inevitably drives up the costs of both the labour and the materials required.