The Lowdown on Flat to Pitched Roof Conversions
Here at Valent Roofing, we offer a range of different services at competitive rates whilst also ensuring that our customers get the best work possible. One of the services we offer is a flat to pitched roof conversion. Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether a roof conversion is for you so the team here at Valent Roofing have done the job for you! Here is the lowdown on this type of roof conversion…
Why have your roof converted?
There are usually many issues associated with owning a flat roof and, most of the time, this is the reason why many people will opt for a pitched roof conversion. Until recently, the most popular materials used on flat roofing was tar, gravel and asphalt. In fact, some companies still recommend using asphalt- however this material is known to dry and crack, causing issues before the build is even one year old. In addition to this, a badly installed flat roof means that customers are left dealing with constant repairs. A roof conversion offers the opportunity to wave goodbye these issues once and for all.
Is a roof conversion for you?
Sometimes is not as easy as jumping straight into a roof conversion as we have to be sensible and weigh up the pros and cons. These days roofing materials have advanced with the introduction of flat roofing membranes like TPO. It is said that these can be just as water tight as a pitched roof at 3 to 4 times less that the cost of a conversion. Despite this, many people still complain that their flat roof does not seem structurally sound and frequently hear the sounds of the wooden frames creaking under the weight of heavy rain and snowfall. If you face these issues, a pitched roof conversion could be what you are looking for.
Pros of a flat to pitched roof conversion
- A pitched roof is aesthetically pleasing and has a very attractive look to it. When money isn’t an issue, you can make the most of your pitched roof conversion.
- Converting your roof means that insulation is easier and more effective as insulating a pitched roof is said to be more economical.
- Vapor drive occurs in flat roofs and causes moisture to puddle on the underside. This does not occur with a pitched roof because an airflow pattern can be created easily.
- More storage space is available with a pitched roof, especially if you can form an area in-between the old flat roof and the new pitched roof.
- Pitched roofs are said to last around 20-25 years, which is roughly 40% longer than a flat roof meaning that they are a worthwhile investment for the future.
Here at Valent Roofing, we are the experts when it comes to all thing industrial roofing related! If you’re looking for a flat to pitched roof conversion, get in contact today to find out more information!