The roof is the crowning glory of any build. Choosing the right style and type of roof for your log cabin is essential to prevent the build up of water or in some cases, snow. There are a variety of styles and types to choose from to suit your specific needs.
Flat – A flat roof is considered to be an old fashioned style. It’s a cheap alternative, but the downside is that because it’s flat, water build up is greater. If you want to have a flat roof style, then you should consider having one that is slightly sloped – this means that one wall will be higher than it’s opposite counterpart. This sloped effect will allow rain water to run off it and reduce build up which can cause damage.
Hip to gable – A hopped roof is commonly seen on standard brick build houses. Basically, it means that there is a central ridge that the highest point. The gable element is where two of the external walls are constructed to meet the hipped part of the roof. However, even if you opt for a hip to gable roof, there are a number of different styles that you could also choose from, these are;
Tuin – Tuin or roof felt is the cheapest option for finishing any timber build roof. This type of material is typically used for sheds, garages or summer houses.
Tiles – If you’ve build a log cabin that you plan to use as a home, then some form of roof tiles is the best option. You can choose from a variety of roof tiles to install on to your cabin.