How to Choose Your Ideal Roof Design


Finding the right roof design for your home or business can be a complex process. When selecting a design, you’ll have to weigh a variety of factors, such as:

  • Accessibility
  • Climate and Weather Patterns
  • Air Sealing and Environmental Protection
  • Costs, Goals, and Time to Build

On top of these factors, there is a wide pool of roofs you can choose from, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. So, with all this in mind, here’s the question: how can you figure out which roof design is best for you? Well, today, we mean to help you find your answer.

In this month’s blog post, we’re discussing three ways to help determine your ideal roof design.

1. Settling on a Goal for Your Roof

Roof engineering should almost always begin with a goal in mind. Here at Wharry Engineering, we recommend asking yourself: what are the problems I have with my current roof?

To help you get started, we’ve prepared a short list of questions to ask yourself:

  • Does my roof let in drafts?
  • Have I noticed water leaking in during rain?
  • Is my roof sagging in some areas?
  • Has my roof stood up to the weather conditions where I live?

By asking yourself these questions, the goal for your new roof will hopefully become clear.

2. Getting Practical: Weighing Your Costs and Timeline

Now that you’ve settled on a goal for your new roof, it’s time to budget out both your money and your time.

Installing a new roof can be more affordable than you might think, but don’t forget to account for the time it will take. While there are likely many different roofs that could help you achieve your goal, finding a roof design selection that fits within your budget and time frame is more of a challenge. That said, you’ll thank yourself in the long run as you save money and get your roof installed in a timely manner.

3. Finalizing the Aesthetics of Your Roof

Now that you’ve narrowed down possible roofs based on your needs and your resources, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a roof design that you feel works best with your home. Don’t be fooled, though—this is a practical decision as well as a personal one. By choosing a roof that works best with your home’s aesthetic, you stand to increase the value and curb appeal of your home in the long run. If you ever decide to sell, you could find that you receive significantly more money by deciding on a roof that’s aesthetically pleasing.

Are you interested in finding the perfect roof design for you without all the hassle? In that case, you’ll want to work with roof engineering professionals. Here at Wharry, we can help you save time and money while custom-designing the roof that’s right for you. Click here to contact us today!

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