If you have a flat roof but feel that a sloped roof would be preferable for your property, you’re in luck: converting a flat roof into a sloped one is very possible, whether you have metal roofing or another type of system. Today, Affordable Roof Care shares what to expect when tackling this project.
Roof Replacement Cost
A roof conversion can affect the architecture and stability of your home’s structure. Carefully assess the issues you may be facing with this project and decide whether a new roofing system is really the best solution before diving into this project.
If you’re dealing with moisture exposure or frequent maintenance, a newer, higher-quality roofing membrane may be a simpler and more affordable option than converting to a sloped roof. However, if you’re dealing with the structural issues, frequent roof leaks that your gutter installation can’t keep up with, then it may best to convert to a pitched roof. The material you choose for your new roof will also affect your project’s cost.
Your Home’s Existing Architecture
There are different paths you can take for this project. You can add a shallow-pitched roof over your flat roof, install a trussed ranch-style to convert to cathedral walls or even add a new floor and install the new roof above it. No matter what you choose, the conversion will affect your home’s existing architecture. Consult an architect or structural engineer for advice on the best strategy. Ask about the necessary changes you’ll need to make before you can start the project.
At Affordable Roof Care, we can help with all your roofing needs. We also offer quality gutter installation and power washing services. Call us at (360) 639-4339 or complete our online form to get a free quote. We serve clients in Gig Harbor, Poulsbo and Bremerton, WA.