Roofing systems come in many different shapes and sizes, but there are two main types: flat or pitched roofs. Pitched roofing is more commonly used for residential purposes, whereas flat roofing systems are typically installed on commercial buildings. However, there are instances where you’ll find a pitched roof on a commercial building and a flat rooftop in a residential community.

While both styles offer their unique advantages to home and business owners, today, we’ll be unpacking why the pitched roofing system is the best choice for your home.

These are some of the reasons why your home will benefit from a pitched roofing system:

Style Variations

When installing a pitched roof on your home, you have the opportunity to select from many different styles and designs. Pitched roofing is available in hip, gable, dutch, mansard, A-frame, and so much more. Whatever your personal preference is, there is a roofing style available for you.

Effective Water Drainage

Standing water on your roof is the quickest way to deteriorate any roofing system, as it leads to leaks, mold, and mildew.
Flat roofs are not designed for standing water due to their flat plain. While they are constructed at a slight angle, their water drainage capabilities are highly inadequate compared to pitched rooftops.

If you live in an area that receives quite a bit of rainfall, a pitched roofing system is your best option. Pitched roofing is known for effectively draining water away from your home. To assist with this drainage, it’s always advisable to have a working gutter system installed.

Additional Space

Pitched roofing systems allow homeowners to create a more efficient home. With these roofs, you can utilize your attic spaces for living or storage purposes or simply enjoy the high ceilings that come with pitched roofing.

They also allow for the installation of gable windows, which increases the amount of natural light in your home as well as your curb appeal.

Longer Lifespan

A pitched roof is more effective at shedding excess water and debris than a flat rooftop. A build-up of debris and water on your roof is a bad combination as water-soaked leaves, dirt, and branches are sure to add a tremendous weight to your rooftop, deteriorating it over time.

Therefore, your pitched roof will likely last longer due to its ability to shed any water or dirt that may end up on it.


For information on pitched roofing systems, give Lumen Construction Roofing a call today!

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