Everything to Be Aware of Before Installing a Flat Roof Extension

Do you not get the same use of your outdoor area that you once did? Perhaps the kids are a bit older, and you want to convert that patch of grass into a stylish, sheltered, outdoor-entertaining area? Maybe you simply want to extend your home, just don’t have the budget or the need for an entire new room on your property?

Well, the answer to many of these situations is to introduce a flat roof extension. This is the process of building out your existing roof to create the same effect as a patio or veranda. This holds the potential for a refined outdoor dining spot, to a greater, covered gathering space for your extended family and friends.

In this blog, the team at Hookys Roofing explore everything you need to know before installing a flat roof extension.

Consider Roof Colour

We are usually placed underneath them, so why is the colour of your roof so important? Well, you would be surprised with how many homeowners decide to go with a colour that does not match their existing roof, leaving their new area looking out of place, like it was bolted on from a separate property. Most people will play it safe and simply extend the colour they already have on their home, however this is a good opportunity to get creative, either by choosing a lighter or darker shade, or by choosing a completely different, yet complementing colour altogether.

Understand Your Options for Your Roof Extension

This space has the potential for whatever you make it, so select everything you can to make your dreams come true. For example, you could speak to your architect about introducing a glass ceiling with your roof extension, incorporating some unbeatable daylighting into your outdoor setting, without it being overwhelming. Maybe you would like the flat extension to double as a terrace or balcony? Or why not go that extra mile and introduce a new garden area to the property, building the extension with the load-baring capabilities to withstand soil and water?

Get the Final Sign Off from a Professional

It might sound like a far simpler task than installing a roof to an entire property, but it is important to speak with a roofing professional before installing a flat roof extension. This way you can be properly navigated through colour selection, materials, designs and more. If you would like to learn more, speak with friendly team at Hookys Roofing today by calling 0408 026 601, or leaving your details on our easy online enquiry form

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