A roof extension can help make your home look more stylish and unique while also providing functionality. However, it’s important to think about how this additional space will impact both your house’s exterior and interior. Therefore, you should always make sure to establish your goals and budget before undertaking this type of project, regardless of the size, color, number of floors, types of windows, and construction material of your home.
8 Roof Extension Ideas
As we begin a new year, there are several roof design ideas you can consider to make your house stand out. Here are eight roof extension ideas for 2022:
1. Catslide Roof (Aesthetic Extension)
This design consists of a roof slope that extends downwards further than a second slope. A catslide roof is an excellent option if you own a cottage, as the tiles and shape can give your home a beautiful aesthetic. This type of roof can also match older parts of your home.
2. Winged Roof
As its name suggests, this type of roof is shaped like wings and is an excellent design choice for a modern home that has a lot of windows and vibrant colors. This extension generally goes out (upwards) and down (on the side of the house) and gives off an almost artistic feel, as if it were a sculpture. As with any other roof, just make sure that the color fits well with the rest of your property.
3. Unique Twisted Roof
A twisted roof is a sound design choice if you have a two-story home with a staircase of a certain height and windows that are installed in a specific way. Therefore, it’s both an aesthetically unique and pragmatic option for a roof. A twisted roof can also be appreciated from several angles.
4. Metal Roof (Single-Story Extension)
A metal (e.g. stainless steel or copper) roof on a single-story extension can look aesthetically pleasing opposite aluminum windows and composite wood, or even stone. This is especially true of older homes, so be sure to consider this side extension if your house was built many decades ago.
According to State Farm® Insurance, metal roofs have great longevity: they can last between 40 and 70 years, depending on the specific type of metal. By contrast, traditional asphalt roofs typically last no more than 20 years. Some figures show the average cost of a single-story roof extension can be anywhere between $1,350 and $2,100 per square-meter, depending on your chosen materials and design type.
5. Duo Pitch Roof (Modern Extension)
A duo pitch roof is also an excellent choice for cottages. This type of extension, which will give your home a contemporary look, can feature steel and significant glazing, or it can consist of stone slates. Consider a duo pitch roof if you feel that your house is rapidly aging.
6. Monopitch Roof (Cantilevered Extension)
A monopitch roof only has one slope and typically features a single gradient. This is an excellent choice if you have a preference for simpler designs. A monopitch roof extension is also a great option if you live in the countryside, as it allows you to enjoy rural landscapes more. However, keep in mind that monopitch roofs are often expensive because of the level of engineering required to build them.
7. Flat Roof Extension
A flat roof extension may initially sound simple but can sometimes be the best option for a home. For example, if you have an old (e.g. 19th-century) art-deco-style home, a flat roof can mark a sharp contrast with a pitched roof, especially if it’s a dark color. Flat roofs also typically include a minor pitch for water draining.
8. Twin Gable Extension
A twin gable roof design features two triangle-shaped frontages and has the appearance of two identical (or similar) “peaks.” This is different from a crossed-gable design, which features two triangular roofs that are perpendicular to one another. A twin gable extension can look great in combination with concrete tiles, white render, and glazing. Windows are typically installed on gables so that natural light can enter a home.
All of these roof extensions can help your home stand out in 2022. Keep in mind that certain types of roofs, such as metal roofs, are more durable and eco-friendly. However, metal roofs are not as affordable as other types of roofing materials, such as asphalt and wood. They are also not as durable as clay, concrete, or slate roofing tiles, which can last 100 years or longer, according to the National Association of Home Builders®.
Get Quality Roofing Extensions From Adelphia Exteriors
Speak to the professionals at Adelphia Exteriors to learn more about different types of roof extensions. We’re a home improvement company dedicated to providing high-quality services such as roofing, window installation and replacement, and siding to both residential and commercial clients throughout the DC Metro Area.
Regardless of the shape or materials, you want for your roof, our team will work tirelessly to install an extension in an efficient way so that your home looks unique and is protected from adverse weather events. Call Adelphia Exteriors today at (703) 386-7357 or contact us online to request a free roof evaluation.