Roofing options

4 Great Roofs for Your Outdoor Area

Roofing is an important part of any structure. It also comes in a wide range of styles and designs, each with their own unique strengths. So when it comes to designing a new patio, verandah or carport, it’s a good idea to consider which type of roof is right for you and your needs. Here are 4 of the most popular roofing options.

 1. Flat Roof

One of the most ancient forms of roofing, flat roofs can be found on edifices, which date back centuries. Today flat roofs provide an attractive and functional addition to modern outdoor structures.

They offer great shade in summer and superior protection from the elements in winter. Despite their namesake, flat roofs are actually built with a slight angle. This is to allow rainwater drainage.

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2. Gable End Roof

Gable end roofs are designed to help water runoff. The angled sides act like slides, allowing water to flow easily off of your roof. They require little upkeep, which makes them an ideal solution for homeowners seeking a low maintenance option.

Roof slopes are generally between 25 and 45 degrees. However this is customisable to suit specific designs.

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3. Combination Roof

Combination roofs combine the best elements of flat and gable structures to make a roof that is both attractive and practical. They maximise your outdoor living space, while also allowing for protection from the elements and superior water drainage.

Combination roofs are fully customisable, and can be tailored to suit your home’s existing exterior.

Combination roof patio

4. Free Span Roof

Free span roofs allow for fewer posts, which means more open space and less obstruction for your view. They protect your outdoor area from summer sun and winter storms. Plus, they feature great drainage for better water runoff.

They’re available in a range of modern designs, and like combination roofs, they can be tailored to suit your home’s existing style.

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Find out more about roofing & outdoor areas on our patio page.