Popular Types Of Roofing In Oxford
Over the years there have been many different designs for roofs and the technology in this field is always improving. As the material has become stronger and the information we have on these materials greater we have created many different designs for a range of purposes. If you are planning a new build or an extension for that matter then you will likely want to explore a wide range of roofing options. Of course, these options will have different positives and negatives but considering all of them is vital to ensure that you have explored all the options. This will also mean that your building is perfectly built for purpose.
So, what are these options which are available to you and why are some of them better than others when it comes to your project? Keep reading this blog to find out more about the different types of roofing options in Oxford.
The front gable roof is arguably the most common roofing type in the country and features the most recognisable features of a northern European roofing style. Essentially, two sides of the roof are completely flat and shaped in a triangle. The other two sides of the roof slope follow the same degree as these triangular walls to create a long pitched roof. Naturally, this roofing style has a number of different iterations but the basic principle often remains the same. Most roofing contractors would cite this style as a brilliant solution if you want an affordable but strong roof design.
Dormer roofs derive from France and follow many of the same principles as front gable roofs. Essentially, they follow exactly the same design with one very distinct difference. A few windows named dormer windows are built on the roof and protrude from the main roof. These dormer windows create more space for the rooms within and allow light to enter the building from above. This feature can be incredibly useful in Oxford as the northern hemisphere location means that the winter months can be extremely dark.
As the name suggests these roofs are completely flat and are arguably one of the most modern roofing options within the city of Oxford. Upon looking at a flat roof you will instantly feel that the building is far more modern in design compared with a front gable or dormer concept. Of course, one negative with this roofing option is the lack of space which you will have in comparison to a dormer option for example. Though flat roofs are incredibly good value when it comes to their production and they create a sleek and modern feel to your home or extension.
If you’re looking for a roofing contractor then contact us today! We have many years of experience in the roofing industry and can certainly help with your new build project!