A roof extension allows you to cover the extra area of your home during a home addition project. Of course, there are additional reasons a roof extension may be necessary as well, such as to cover a deck or to add storage space.
This review discusses what a roof extension is exactly, the various types of roof extensions, and the benefits it can provide.
What Is A Roof Extension?
A roof extension is a way to extend the length of your roof when adding extra living area to your home during a renovation. A roof extension is often the most cost-effective way to provide roofing over a home addition. Of course, there are many other purposes for a roof extension as well, from adding solar panels to your home to creating a covered area for storage.
7 Types Of Roof Extensions
There are numerous types of roof extensions. The type that is best for you depends upon the type of roof you currently have and your goals for your roof extension. Seven of the most common types of roof extensions, which are discussed in more detail below, are a first floor, flat roof, hipped roof, pitched roof, contrasting roof, glazed roof, and gable end roof extension.
First Floor Extension
A first floor extension is exactly that, which is an extension of your first floor. This is usually a viable option for homes that have a low pitched hipped roof, and it is a way to extend your first floor over the back or side of your property. Whether you want to build a loft extension and living area or create more storage space, a first floor roof extension is a great way to accomplish your goals in a more cost-effective manner.
Flat Roof Extension
A flat roof extension is exactly how it sounds, a flat roof that extends from your existing roof. However, it can be built at any angle that is necessary, and it does not have to be completely horizontal.
There are many purposes for a flat roof extension, from covering a patio area on the side or back of your home to adding solar panels to your roof. A flat roof is one of the simpler roof extension projects.
Hipped Roof Extension
A hipped roof usually has multiple sides (usually four or more) that extend from the roof’s peak. They are relatively common and highly durable. A hipped roof extension involves building the appropriate slope to keep the natural appearance of your hipped roof and ensuring it can withstand the test of time aesthetically while offering the practical benefits that are desired, such as extra shade along the exterior of your home.
Pitched Roof Extension
A pitched roof is a roof that slopes downward in two parts from the roof’s peak. A pitched roof extension can transform the appearance of your roof and create extra space for fresh windows, along with allowing for more coverage area for storage and other purposes.
Contrasting Roof Extension
A contrasting roof extension involves adding a roof type that is different than you currently have. This is often added in addition and without altering your existing roof. This creates a contrasting and unique appearance, allowing your home to stand out in the neighborhood. There can also be practical value to a contrasting roof extension as well, such as adding extra space for solar panels.
Glazed Roof Extension
Glazed roof extensions are roof extensions that use a strong and durable glass as the extension. This is an aesthetically pleasing design that allows for natural light to shine through. The extra space can be used in a variety of ways, including adding a sunroom, office, or game room to your home.
Gable End Roof Extension
A gable end roof has a section of the roof that extends down vertically, similarly to exterior siding. A gable end roof extension typically involves building a flat roof extension from the gable to increase the living area or offer a covered exterior portion of your home.
A gable end roof extension is also aesthetically pleasing and a popular choice among homeowners who desire to improve the curb appeal of their homes.
What Are The Benefits Of A Roof Extension?
The benefits of a roof extension depend on your specific goals. However, it is generally one of the more cost-effective and high-quality solutions for achieving your desired results, whether it be to add living space, create more storage, install new windows, or add solar panels to your home.
Contact A Roofing Contractor At Adelphia Exteriors
Are you interested in working with a professional roofing contractor to complete your roof extension project? Call Adelphia Exteriors today or send us a message to speak with one of our roofing professionals and discuss the specifics of your roofing needs.