While there are many benefits associated with a flat roof (such as ease of maintenance, there can still be times when you wish to convert this style into a pitched design.
Is this possible and if so, what steps are generally involved? The best way to tackle such a project is to appreciate what is in store, so let us take a quick look at how this conversion is normally carried out.
The first step is to determine whether the existing flat roof will remain in place or if it will be removed. While allowing this section to remain is certainly cheaper, we need to remember that you will not be able to fully maximise the amount of interior space through the use of a vaulted or cathedral ceiling.
The Construction Process
From a general point of view, the peak of the pitched roof will first be created. This is then reinforced with a series of trusses attached in a perpendicular manner and leading to the edges of the roof.
Once the plywood, tar paper and final covering (such as shingles or wood shakes) are installed, other issues such as drainage and ventilation will need to be addressed.
This is why it is normally wise to consult with a firm offering professional guttering services in order to determine the most efficient configuration.
Converting a flat roof into a pitched rood is actually quite a common project throughout the United Kingdom and the chances are high that you will first need to obtain planning permission before carrying out any work.
If you would like to learn more about such a project, it is wise to speak with a technician at Multiform Roofing. We will also be happy to set up a time for an in-depth consultation.