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New Roof For A New Build: How To Pick A Roof Style

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If you’re in a position to choose a new roof for a new home, you might be feeling overwhelmed. There are a lot of options for new roofs, from slate to tile to a myriad of flat types. There are a few factors to take into consideration when choosing your new roof. Read on to find out what our roofers recommend you think about.

The Best Materials For A New Roof

Your options will be dictated by the type of roof you choose. There are different materials for pitched roofs and flat roofs.

Pitched Roof Types

Pitched roofs are lower on the sides and reach a peak, usually in the middle. The steepness of the pitch can vary.

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is known for its longevity and aesthetic appeal. There’s many different shapes and colours of tile, so there’s something to suit all tastes. Tile roofs are an investment, but they’re built to last and offer excellent value for money when you consider how long they last. They’re also a sustainable option, as they’re made from natural, renewable resources.


Slate Roofing

Slate is another aesthetically appealing option made from sustainable material. Slate roofing is quite heavy, so not all homes will be able to support it. If you’re planning a new roof for a new build and your heart is set on slate, make sure your building contractors know about this before any work is done.

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Flat Roof Types

Flat roofs don’t have a pitch to them. However, they will be slightly angled for drainage purposes.

Single Ply Roofing

Single ply roofing is lightweight and easy to install. They’re made of a waterproof material and are a great new roof solution for buildings that can’t support a heavy structure. Single ply roofing is weather and fire resistant, so it’s safe and suitable in most areas of the UK. Repairs and replacements are straightforward to carry out, so costs are easy to keep low.

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EPDM Roofing

EPDM is a type of rubber roofing. It’s made of a membrane which is applied and sealed with adhesive, so no heat is required. EPDM is waterproof and very durable. It’s very easy to install and is extremely cost effective.

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For A New Roof, Call Dwenger Roofing Today

If you’re in need of a new roof, call our team today. No matter whether you have a specific structure type in mind or aren’t sure what to go for, we can help. Our team can give you a free quote for our services, and work with you every step of the way to ensure your roof is exactly what you’re envisioning.


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