Important Reasons Why Homeowners May Want To Consider Making Changes To Their Roofline

When most homeowners think about installing a new roof on their home, they are usually referring to the replacement of worn or damaged roofing materials needed to restore it to its prime condition without making any major structural changes. In some instances, however, homeowners may be wise to consider making a major change to their current roofline. 

If you are a homeowner who has never given much thought to making major changes to your existing roof, here are some possible reasons for you to consider doing so now. 

To alleviate concerns with a flat or poorly sloped roof

If all or part of your current roof is flat or has minimal slope, you may already have experienced leaks or other problems commonly associated with standing water or ponding on the roof's surface. Most flat or minimally sloped roofs rely on layers of tar, special coatings or membrane roofing products to protect the roof's surface and prevent water from seeping through and infiltrating the interior of the home.

Since most of these products must be replaced more frequently than most other types of roofing materials, many homeowners find that maintaining a flat or poorly sloped roof is more costly and time-consuming than they would like. Hiring a reputable roofing contractor to elevate these areas and make them suitable for the use of more durable roof coverings can be a good solution to this problem. 

To add more interior living space to the home

Another important reason to consider raising your current roofline is when additional space is desired or needed within the home. Homes with uncomfortably low ceilings can make rooms feel small and prevent the usage of some types of lighting or ceiling fans. Even homes where ceiling heights are at a normal level may benefit from raising the roofline and make it possible for homeowners to make major interior design changes, such as installing a cathedral or vaulted ceiling or exposing wooden beams and other structural details. Working closely with a reputable roofing contractor can help homeowners understand how their home's roof might be lifted and the amount of space they could expect to gain by doing so. 

To make attic renovations possible 

Another way in which space can be added to the home after making changes to an existing roofline is when an attic renovation is desired. Attic spaces often offer sufficient floorspace but lack the ceiling height needed to make the space comfortable to use. Working with a reputable roofing contractor to make small changes in the height of the existing roof may be all that is needed to make this type of attic renovation possible.

For more information, contact a roofing contractor in your area.