Popular Design Options For Your Roof
There is no question that roofing is a vital aspect of a building project. Though many people will rightly cite the weatherproofing element as the main area of importance when it comes to roofing it is actually vital in many other ways. One of the other important aspects of roofing is the strength it adds to a building. The beams that make up the frame of the roof often act as the last strengthening element of a building and work to tie the whole structure together. Of course, there are many other components to a roof and many homeowners choose to add elements that support and improve the general appearance of the building.
The dormer window
The word dormer derives from the French word ‘dormir’ which means ‘to sleep’. This translation becomes obvious when you consider that these windows are often found on the upper floors of homes where the bedrooms are usually located. Dormer windows rise out from the pitched areas of roofs to add some extra headroom to rooms which have a pitched element to them. While this style of windows is a fairly old concept the design is always innovating and many modern homes feature windows very close to the original dormer design. If you have a pitched roof then you should certainly consider dormer windows.
Over the last few decades as technology has become more and more advanced, skylights have risen in popularity all over the world. These modern components can bring a huge amount of light into your home and transform your space immensely. Often skylights are found on a pitched roof in areas where there is little in the way of traditional windows. Therefore these windows vastly improve the natural light in a space and can help create an open and modern feel. You may choose to incorporate skylights in your kitchen or a loft conversion to create a light space.
This type of roofing is certainly a modern addition to design and before the last century there was little in the way of flat roofs at all. However, as technology and construction have improved we have been able to create far more ambitious designs including a variety of flat roof designs. This style of roofing is synonymous with a modern sleek design and will certainly bring your home into the 21st century. You may choose to add a few skylights to your flat roof or a set of bi-fold doors. Either way, your new roof will certainly improve the overall look of your space.
If you need a new roofing contractor then make sure you contact us today. We have many years of experience in the industry and can certainly help you with any issues you may well be having or assist you with your new roofing project.