Flat Roofs vs Pitched Roof Extensions: Which Should I Choose?

Pitched or Flat Roofs in Nottingham for Extensions

If you’re considering getting an extension, you may be facing the tough decision of whether you should opt for pitched or flat roofing. In some cases, planning permission may dictate your choice for you. However, if you’re still yet to decide, our specialists in pitched and flat roofing at East Midlands Roofing have put together the following guide to help you out.

What is Pitched Roofing?

Domestically, you’ve probably more commonly come across pitched roofing than flat roofs because of their more traditional design. When talking about roof pitch, you’re discussing the steepness of the roof which is the significant characteristic of a pitched roof. It is formed from at least two slopes that meet in the centre to form a peak.

Benefits of Pitched Roofing

Thanks to its style and durability, choosing a pitched roof for your extension carries a lot of benefits. One of the most obvious of these is the more elegant, traditional look that a pitched roof carries. It’s homely and traditional aesthetic makes it perfect for fitting in with neighbouring properties. Another of the benefits that comes from it’s design is the high roof that it gives your property. This can make your extension feel much more spacious and less claustrophobic, especially if you or your partner are quite tall.

Whilst Flat Roofs are still built to be able to drain, the design of pitched roofing makes it superior for this. Thanks to its sloped surface, it’s much less likely that you will experience any puddles and pools. To summarise, the benefits of a pitched roof include but are not limited to:

  • Traditional look apt at fitting into neighbouring properties
  • Spacious feel to rooms underneath
  • Good drainage thanks to sloped surfaces

What Are Flat Roofs?

Flat roofs are pretty much what they say on the tin; a flat design that can be implemented using a wide variety of materials. Here at East Midlands Roofing Solutions, we only work with the very best materials and as a result, offer the following types of flat roofs across Nottingham:

  • Felt Flat Roofs
  • EPDM Rubber Flat Roofs
  • GRP Flat Roofs
  • Warm Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are extremely common in commercial and council owned properties for their convenience over large scale sites. However, many people also opt to use them for their domestic properties for a variety of other reasons.

Benefits of Flat Roofs

Similarly to how some people prefer pitched roofing for its traditional aesthetic, some people prefer flat roofs for their contemporary design. Their simplistic look also accommodates some extensions and garages better as they may not be large enough to warrant a pitched roof. It’s also important to note that whilst pitched roofs have been known to drain better, flat roofs are still installed with a slight slope to ensure proper drainage.

One of the final benefits is the affordability of a flat roof. This is down to the materials involved often being cheaper and less labour intensive. However, this by no means comes at the sacrifice of quality. Here, at East Midlands Roofing Solutions, we are specialists in supplying flat roofs across Nottingham and the surrounding East Midlands. Therefore, you’re guaranteed the highest quality materials and workmanship when you choose our roofers. If installed correctly, some flat roofs such as our EPDM Rubber Flat Roofs can last up to 50 years. With all of this considered, the benefits can be summarised as follows:

  • Contemporary design well suited to extensions and garages
  • Slight slope still ensures proper drainage
  • Cheaper to install

Pitched New Roofs and Flat Roofs in Nottingham with East Midlands Roofing Solutions

Here at East Midlands Roofing Solutions, our team are experts in providing every form of roofing repair and replacement, including pitched and flat roofs across Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Therefore, whether you’re interested in a flat roof, pitched roof or even something on a larger scale for a commercial property, we can help. If you’re interested in any of our services, please contact us. Our friendly and experienced team will be happy to answer any queries that you may have. In addition, our team understands the importance of considering your options on a purchase like this. Therefore, we offer free no obligation quotations to our clients to remove any hidden pressures.

In order to provide our customers with the ultimate experience and a roof with longevity, we only use the very best materials for new pitched and flat roofs in Nottingham. Our roofers will also go above and beyond to ensure that your roof is installed or repaired to the highest standards. As a CompetentRoofer Certified Organisation, we are also a roofer you can trust. Our work has been rigorously tested to ensure that we meet the highest standards of roof refurbishment and comply with Building Regulations in England and Wales.