How to Choose a Roof Style
Having your own home built from scratch can be a very long process. You have to spend several hours with the architect you’ve chosen, poring over the blueprints, the property lines, building regulations, and more. It can be tough to make such important decisions when it comes to your own home but choosing a roof should not be a difficult decision.
There are several different kinds of roofs to choose from but deciding which kind of roof you’d like to install will be easier once you understand the benefits of each style of roof.
A popular UK choice, slate roofing is comprised of individual tiles that shield your roof from water and snow. Slate is typically fire-resistant, although some large fires can cause slate to burn. Slate is a beautiful choice for classic homes and cottages.
Most Hampshire roofers can install slate roofing and while slate tiles are very heavy, they’re durable and will last a very long time. However, replacing broken slate tiles can be costly and they can crack if stepped on too aggressively.
If the idea of replacing broken tiles doesn’t appeal to you, you might be interested in wooden shingles. These roofing tiles are flexible, durable, and waterproof. They’re more prone to catching fire than slate tiles but they’re not easy to break and they’re very easy to repair if you get a leak.
Metal roofing is a great option if you’re interested in a more industrial modern style. Any modular home looks great with a metal roof. Metal roofing lasts forever, it’s very waterproof, and it won’t catch on fire, but it does create extra volume during rainstorms.
Ultimately, choosing your perfect roof is up to you. There are benefits to each style of roof and if you’re not sure about what kind of roof to install, you should simply ask the roofing company for help picking out a style.