The Pros and Cons of Pitched Roofs

In this article we aim to uncover the pros and cons of pitched roofs and what solution would be best for your property. In the construction of private houses, it is customary to use pitched roofing structure. This approach has many benefits on one of which is the possibility of arranging additional space quarters under the roof. 

But the importance of pitched roofing can be completely nullified if you compromise on high quality pitched roof. After all, the roof is the shield that protects the roof structure from various atmospheric debris prevents its destruction. As such, it’s important that we discuss the factors you must consider before installing it. 

pros and cons of pitched roofs
pros and cons of pitched roofs

Pros and Cons of Pitched Roofs Explained

Size and Shape of House

The size and shape of a private house play an important role. If the building’s width is 9 – 18 m, then it is optimal to choose classic triangular; for 12 – 24 m, trapezoidal ones are usually preferred, while for 24 – 36 m, complex polygonal ones. If the building is square, then it is ideal to choose a tent or tambourine roof.

In conditions of strong wind and heavy rainfall in winter, the most successful option would be to install a hip or semi-hip roof. Although it is difficult to install the rafters, it will reliably serve for many years and protect the residential building from adverse weather conditions.


Durability is another quality that would require your attention. The main share of this quality is determined primarily by the installation and subsequent operation of the material, but you should also familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s warranty obligations, as well as how this material behaves on other houses in your region. 

It should be borne in mind that different types of pitched roofing material have many manufacturers such as Cembrit and Britmet, who use different raw materials, that determines the material’s service life. In appearance, the same metal tile or any other material can drastically differ in operating temperature, physical and chemical resistance, color fastness, which determine the durability of the material.

Choosing a Durable Coating

It is better to choose a coating that is modern, durable, and pleasant in appearance. It is advisable to not use old, irrelevant materials for the roof. Rather, you could consider spending an additional amount on a beautiful and reliable roof. The more popular choice among modern cladding materials for the roof is metal and colored metal profile sheets.


A pitched roof must reliably protect against moisture, cold, faith, and steam. In addition, it must be fireproof; for this, several modern, effective, and non-combustible materials are used.

Fire safety should not be neglected; the slightest spark in the chimney system can lead to the very serious consequences.

Cost of Pitched Roofs

The next point that needs to be taken into account is the cost of the roofing material and all the necessary additional elements. In general, the cost of the main roofing material is 60-70 percent of the entire cost of materials, excluding the cost of the drainage system. Thereafter, you should take into account the cost of installing this roofing such as labour, accessories etc. 

At a glance, creating a pitch roofing can seems as a simple task. But for those who have never done this, its arrangement will be a serious test. In addition, any beginner is not immune to mistakes that are not acceptable for the roof. The best way out in this situation would be the help of professional roofers who can help with advice and deed. If you have any concerns regarding your existing roof, or need a new one installed, get in touch with us for a free customised quotation.



LD Roofing Services Ltd is a highly rated and roofing company in Northampton with over 25 years experience offering all types of roofing services across Northamptonshire and NN postcodes.