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The advantages of skillion roofs

Skillion roofs, also known as mono-pitch or shed-style roofs – offer a flat roof with a twist. Here, the roof includes a visible slope, which means the roof is higher at one point to effect an efficient, practical roof with clean lines and a modern, minimalist look.

Skillion roofs are typically constructed over rafters to create the appropriate slope. Yet one advantage of skillion roofs is that they are significantly cheaper than roofs with multiple slopes. In fact, people often choose skillions roofs because they are low in cost and both easy and fast to install.

Another advantage of skillion roofs is that they circumvent the drainage problems that plague standard flat roofs. Because of their steeper pitch, skillion roofs enable water to drain off effectively. Since roofs with a lower or no pitch require rubber skins or membranes to manage water drainage, skillion roofs also save consumers money by providing good water drainage without the need for additional materials.

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For lovers of the minimalist look, skillion roofs offer an attractively streamlined appearance to one’s home. Finishes with metal, add to the modern effect, as opposed to traditional materials such as tiles. Those looking to create a sleek design or intensify architectural appeal often prefer skillion roofs.

The advantages of skillion roofs

Consumers who are eco-friendly or looking to green up their home are also drawn to skillion roofs. As opposed to other roof types, skillion roofs afford a large, sloped surface upon which owners can install solar panels. Since the panels should gain as much solar exposure as possible, the steep pitch that characterizes skillion roofs is also ideal for ensuring that exposure.

Because skillion roofs offer a long slope, they are also appealing to those seeking natural light.
These roofs are ideally suited for skylights to make the most of sunlight, while also protecting the home’s interior from excessive sunlight throughout the day. The result is a perfect mix of sun exposure and shade, and in turn, natural lighting.

Another advantage of skillion roofs is their simplicity. The roof’s simple design only requires rudimentary materials and are easy to construct, which makes them perfect for do-it-yourselfers. Moreover, skillion roofs are easy to add to sections of a home, such as new extensions, sheds and porches, not just the entire roof.

Offering up these benefits, as well as an aesthetic that’s a wonderful blend of dichotomies- internal/external, rural/industrial – the skillion roof has been taken to heart by many Australians. A new modern classic, the skillion roof is proving to be a popular roofing style, one that suits hardcore lovers of the modern, as well as those seeking to update the look of their homes while retaining the home’s enduring appeal. Practical, beautiful and economical, skillion roofs are a smart roofing choice.

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