The Different Types of Roof
Roofing is one of the most important elements of your home, BUT, it can also be one of the stand out features. How?
Well, it all depends on what you have your roof made out of.
Unless you live in a listed building or a property in a conservation area, in general, you don’t need any form of planning permission to alter the characteristics of your property so long as the changes aren’t overly different to before. This means you are free to carry out general improvements, repair and maintenance without worry.
Flat roofing is ideal for sections of a residential property, where there is no roof space, such as outbuildings like garages and also porches. These can be made from fibreglass or wood with a waterproof layer, not unlike you will find on a garden shed.
Flat fibreglass roofing is hard wearing and will last for tens of years so long as it is looked after – in general, though, homeowners can leave it and it will look after itself. The only downside? Fibreglass doesn’t look that great on its own.
Rubber flat roofing
Like fibreglass, rubber roofing is bets on flat surfaces where it won’t be seen by the naked eye. Why? Because this type of roofing is classed as non aesthetic, meaning it serves a practical purpose rather than a design purpose.
Rubber roofing can be cost effective, and at Leeds Roofing Company we have years’ worth of experience in dealing with it.
Tiled roofing is what home homeowners will be familiar with. The majority of properties in Leeds and Great Britain make use of tiles to keep watertight. Tiles are an excellent choice because they last for a long time and their mass-scale production ensures costs remain low, making this type of roof perfect for people on a budget looking for a tested and proven material.
Flat tiles are usually made of clay, and they can have many designs, including modern and Roman for period properties.
Slate roofing is among the most aesthetically pleasing money can buy. Slate is a natural material and therefore is can cost more than man-made tiles, although, the end result is for the most part prettier.
Slate offers beautiful protection against the weather and lasts for a very long time – some properties that are hundreds of years old still have their original roofing.
For more information on any type of roofing, get in touch with Leeds Roofing Company today.