Saddle roofs are still among the most popular types of roofs because they suit many different building styles. In its simplest form, a gable roof consists of a combination of two roof surfaces that together form an inverted V. The slope of the roof surfaces is at least 15 degrees. You can make this sloping roof as steep as you wish. In terms of zinc work, you need two gutters for this type of roof, one on each side of the roof surface.
Possible roof coverings:
You can cover a gable roof with classic roof tiles. These can be either baked clay roof tiles or concrete tiles. You can also cover this type of roof with slates, here you have a choice between artificial and natural slates. In addition, there are metal roof tile plates. These are aluminum or steel plates that have the look of roof tiles or slates, but then bonded together on one plate, so they can be laid quickly.
Covering your roof with thatch gives a unique look to your home. You can also cover a gable roof with shingles or corrugated sheets.
Insulation options saddle roof:
You can insulate a saddle roof from the inside or outside. When it comes to building a new roof or completely renovating a roof, it is best to opt for insulation from outside. Then the new roof covering is placed on top of the insulation. This way you can easily combine two major works. Insulating a roof from the outside is also called a sarking roof.
Insulate on the inside if you want to keep your current roof covering intact. You lose a few centimeters of space in the room here. If the room under the sloping roof is not actually used, you can also choose to only insulate the attic floor.
Benefits saddle roof:
This type of roof has good wind resistance and ensures good rainwater drainage. By making your roof steep you create extra living space under the construction. It is also aesthetic pleasing. So these are the benefits of a saddle roof. If you are constructing a new house, consider installing a saddle roof.