How to Plan Roofing for your Garage

The roofing is an important feature because you want it to protect the inside of the garage and possibly provide an extra layer of insulation. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to bear in mind when dealing with the final phase of building your garage.


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    Decide whether you want a pitched or a flat (low pitched) roof. Work out which kind of design you want to go for. A flat roof might gather more dirt, leaves and moss over the years, although it will be smaller in terms of the overall structure of the garage. Pitched roofs are slightly easier to clean because of their angular design (high pitched roof is self-cleaning). This can also help with drainage, avoiding any potentially damaging build-ups of water or snow. If you are using a garage builder for the structure then you can always ask them for a bit of advice with regards to which roof they think would be suitable.
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    Which materials are right for you? The materials you use will vary depending on the design of your garage roof.
    • Flat roof: Consider black rubber sheet material which can last up to 50 years when it’s fitted tightly. There are also torch down, self adhesive, and modified bitumen with heat sealed edges, plus cold cemented roll roofs.
    • Pitched roof include: Asphalt shingles and corrugated metal sheeting, either of which is easy to install. (There are more options for both kinds of roof design, but again it might be wise to ask the company who is building the garage in case there are any other considerations for the roof.)
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    Once all of the options have been taken regarding the roof and the structure, you will have completed your building decisions, from phase one – plans and blueprints – right through to the walls and roofing stage. It’s nearly time to start putting your new garage to good use.
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    Check for damage. Once the work begins, always look for any existing damage to the materials you will be using. This is important because you don’t want to build the roof first, only to discover that there are cracks, and rips/tears in the materials later on. This could lead to leaks, causing damage to the internal the contents of your garage. As a result, carefully review the materials before you start building the roof.

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