While they aren’t often seen on residential properties, flat roofs do come with their own aesthetic benefits, as they allow your home to stand out and look a bit more unique, especially if your home’s architectural style is more modern compared to that of your neighbors. Unfortunately, having a flat roof comes with some serious downsides: namely, they’re more prone to leaks, water damage and mold issues. Due to this, some homeowners decide to convert their flat roof to a pitched roof. If you intend to do the same, it’s best that you know what you can expect from such a conversion.
In this post, the roof inspection experts from Hoover Contracting Inc. discuss what you can expect when converting a flat roof to a pitched roof.
When converting your flat roof to a pitched roof, one of the things that you can expect is that it will cost a significant amount to pull off, especially if you intend the replacement is complex. This is because a flat roof conversion is a big project that can potentially affect your home’s existing architecture and stability. With this in mind, before you go through your conversion project, experts strongly recommend that you first examine the issues you’re currently dealing with and determine whether or not converting your flat roof is really the best option for you and your home.
If you’ve decided that having your roofing contractor convert your flat roof to a pitched roof is the best option for your home, another thing that you can expect is that there will be extra costs that you’ll have to pay for along the way. According to experts, it won’t be just the roof’s surface that will be affected. For instance, if you intend to significantly raise the height of your roof, you might need to add a chimney, and you’ll likely need to have your HVAC system’s vents and pipes extended as well.
Along with raising your roof’s height and extending your HVAC system’s vents and pipes, you’ll also have to purchase new siding that will blend in with your home’s existing cladding, which can be difficult to do. All of these adjustments can add to the total cost of the project, and as such you need to factor them into your budget.
If you’re planning to convert your flat roof to a pitched roof, turn to the pros at Hoover Contracting Inc. for assistance. We’re the leading experts to approach when it comes to roof repair and inspection services, and you can count on us! Give us a call at (217) 213-5122 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us today!