It’s not always the first thing you think of when designing or updating your garage, but a good, solid garage roof can be really important for a number of reasons. No matter what you use your garage for; here are a few things to look out for when trying to choose the right garage roof.
It’s actually more important than you may think, but the shape and design of your garage roof can have a big impact on both the ‘curb appeal’ of your house and how much space you end up with inside.
It’s not just all about solar panels and recycled materials; the environmental impact of your garage roof actually starts with the manufacturing process. Ask yourself, ‘how much energy is used to produce the roof?’ and ‘what is done with the waste materials?’ before getting started. There are plenty of great eco-friendly roofing ideas available online that can inspire you.
When choosing a new garage roof, it’s vital that you take into account the type of weather that the roof will have to withstand. It may seem like a great idea cutting costs and using cheaper materials, but when it begins to leak, you’ll be cursing the day you decided to skimp.
There are four main types of material you can choose from when designing your garage roof, and each has different properties that make it attractive, depending on your preferences. Asphalt shingles are the most common and least expensive choice, wood is long lasting and nice to look at, metal can be expensive but durable, whilst tile is a popular choice as it comes in a range of shapes and sizes.
When it comes to designing a brand new garage, or just giving your existing one a bit of TLC, there are loads of great options to choose from for your new garage roof, so we would advise speaking to an expert, rather than trying to go it alone.
If you need a new roof for your garage or just need some advice, get in touch with us today and see how we can help.