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Renton Roofing: Article About Advantages Of A Pitched Roof

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There are many different types of roofs that a person designing a home or reroofing a home can chose from. However, the two most common types of roofs include flat roofs and pitched roofs. Many homeowners choose pitched roofs due to their numerous advantages. If a homeowner is interested in installing a pitched roof, an experienced Renton roofing expert can help by assisting with the design, choice of materials and pitch.For many homeowners, the most important advantage of installing a pitched roof is its lifespan. While a pitched roof is more expensive to install, the materials used are often more durable and are made to be more resistant to the weather. Depending on the materials used and with proper maintenance, pitched roofs can potentially last 30 years or more. Unlike flat roofs, roofs that have a pitch are better able to withstand inclement weather. This is because the roof pitch keeps any water or snow from accumulating on the surface, which could result in damage. The drainage and gutter systems that can be added to pitched roofs are often very effective, which means that the roof is less likely to suffer damage from pooling water.A third advantage of pitched roofs is that homeowners have the ability to choose how the roof will actually look.

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For example, most homeowners use shingles as their roof covering. Shingles come in a number of different materials including asphalt, wood and tile. Each material can give the home a different look and add to the home's curb appeal. If the homeowner wishes to sell the home at a later date, an aesthetically pleasing roof may make the home more appealing to potential buyers.Finally, there is a functional advantage to a pitched roof as well. When properly insulated, the attic space created by the roof pitch can be used for organizational purposes such as storage. Homeowners can also convert the attic space to a loft, thereby adding an extra bedroom or office.While pitched roofs have many advantages, there are a few disadvantages. The main disadvantage for most homeowners is the initial cost of installation. The more complex the roof design, the more expensive the installation will be. Additionally, the steeper the roof pitch, the more of a burden the roof becomes on the foundation of a home. However, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. An expert roofer can assist a homeowner with installing a pitched roof or converting a flat roof to a pitched roof.

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