Every homeowner has certain preferences when it comes to the style of their roof. Some people want a pitched roof, while others prefer the look of a flat roof, and there are pros and cons to both choices.
Read on as A1 Siding and Roofing, the leading residential roofing company, discusses three popular roof pitch styles.
The gable roof features the standard pitch for a regular roof. Pros of the gable roof include easy water drainage, ample space for attic ventilation and low cost for attic ventilation. However, the gable roof struggles to withstand strong winds and requires regular maintenance. Without proper roof care, it has the tendency to deteriorate due to fluctuating temperatures from inadequate attic ventilation.
Flat roofs are not actually flat, but rather slightly sloped to allow for water drainage, making this roofing style the perfect choice for commercial roofing systems. You can even plant a roof garden or install solar panels on your flat roof. On the downside, flat roofs are more susceptible to leaks due to pooling water and inability to efficiently shed snow.
You can identify a hip roof because of its equal low slopes on all four sides. This inward shape makes it sturdier and more durable against wind-driven rain than other roof styles. Thanks to these features, hip roofs are ideal windy and snow-prone climates. The only downside is the relatively hefty cost of installation and maintenance.
A1 Roofing and Siding, a leading local roofing contractor, offers quality roof installation services. You can call us at (603) 684-2444 for more information or complete our contact form to receive a free project estimate. We serve homeowners in Manchester, NH.