Pitched roofs are the essence of traditional design and our team provide a complete installation service. We install and replace all styles of pitched roofs in Walsall.
The pitched roof remains the most popular roof shape for domestic and public buildings simply because it is the most efficient at shedding water.
Also, the overlapping roof tile and double-lap slate are the most popular coverings because they are durable, inexpensive, easy to lay and widely available. Moreover, their simple rectangular shape, easily cut, and a wide variety of colours and textures allow it to be used on a vast range of roof shapes and designs with confidence, flair and economy.
The easiest roof to design and construct, especially if pre-formed trusses are to be used, is the gable-to-gable shape. Because of the simplicity of this design, interest is often created by the addition of gable parapets, dormers, projections to the plan shape, or special features in the slating. Both the appearance and the weathering of the roof can be improved by the use of hipped ends in place of gables, but these require a more complex and costly structural frame, and also more elaborate detailing.
The design of a pitched roof is dictated initially by the shape of the building, the span between the structural elements and the use to be made of the space enclosed by the roof. Although traditional roof construction, in which rafters and purlins are cut and fitted on site, has largely been superseded by the use of pre-formed trusses, the current move towards using the roof space for accommodation has prompted developments in attic truss design, requiring a lightweight roofing material, for which fibre cement slates are so suitable.
The pitched roof covered with tiles or slates offers the designer a vast choice of roof shapes. Whatever the shape and finish of the accommodation below, it is the design and detailing of the roof that probably has the greatest influence on the appearance and effect of the building as a whole.
After structure and function have been taken into account, the design of the roof may be modified by other considerations, such as weathering and aesthetics.
Flat roofs can for a number of reasons be problematic, not to mention the overall aesthetic appearance of them, looking sometimes characterless and bland.
The construction involved in changing a flat roof into a pitched roof is a relatively simple one, but one that I’m sure will alter the look of your home for the better.
Each flat to pitch roof conversion once the timberwork is complete can be slated or tiled in the same style as your property making it appear as though it’s always been a part of your home in Walsall.
We will take care of everything from design, to implementation and completion of all works on your pitched roof in Walsall.