Roofing systems come in many different shapes and sizes; however, they fundamentally boil down to flat or pitched roofs.

Pitched roofing is more commonly used for residential purposes, whereas flat roofing systems are typically installed on commercial buildings. However, there are instances where you’ll find a pitched roof on a commercial building and a flat rooftop in a residential community.

While both styles have their advantages, we’re going to be unpacking why pitched roofing is the better choice for your home.

These are some of the reasons why your home will benefit from a pitched roofing system:

 

Style Variations

When installing a pitched roof on your home, you have a wide range of different styles and design options to choose from.

Pitched roofing is available in hip, gable, dutch, mansard, A-frame, and so much more. Whatever your personal preference is, there is a roofing style available for you.

 

Effective Water Drainage

Flat roofing systems are notorious for pooling water. Standing water on your roof is the quickest way to deteriorate any roofing system, as it leads to leaks, mold, and mildew.

If you live in an area that receives quite a bit of rainfall, a pitched roofing system is your best option. Pitched roofing is known for effectively draining water away from your home. To assist with this drainage, it’s always advisable to have a working gutter system installed.

 

Additional Space

Pitched roofing systems allow homeowners to optimize their living space. With a pitched roof, you’re able to make use of your attic space. You can use it as a storage area, convert it into a living area or just simply enjoy the high ceilings that come with it.

They also allow for the installation of gable windows, which increases the amount of natural light in your home as well as your curb appeal.

 

Longer Lifespan

Your pitched roof is more likely to shed excess water and debris a lot faster than a flat roofing system.

A build-up of debris and water on your roof is a bad combination as water-soaked leaves, dirt, and branches are sure to add a tremendous weight to your rooftop, deteriorating it over time.

Therefore, your pitched roof is more likely to last longer because of its ability to shed any water or dirt that may end up on it.

For information on pitched roofing systems, give Apal Roofing a call today!

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