How many times do you consider renovating your roof? We can sense the sheepish look on your face. Don’t worry, we are also guilty of not paying much attention to our roof. It is interesting that we always talk about pergolas and patios on our backyard, but we never think about ways through which we can fully utilize our roof.
With sloped roofs, homeowners didn’t really have any choice to use the area for something else. But thanks to modern architecture, the concept of flat roofs have been introduced. This provides homeowners with enough space to experiment with different things on their roof.
In this article, we’ll have a look at various options that you have to redecorate your roof and put it to use.
1. Roof Garden
This is the age of minimalist living. This means that people are moving towards compact houses. As a result, many houses are being built without a dedicated backyard. But, who doesn’t love a patch of greenery in their house? We all do! A flat roof provides you with ample space to set up a roof garden on the rooftop. In summer, you can also have your evening tea upstairs in a refreshing environment.
2. BBQ Grill
With backyards and porches shrinking in space, homeowners are looking for other areas in their homes to keep their celebrated BBQ grill which is the important part of the fourth of July holiday. There is nothing better than spending a long weekend with your friends with beers and grilled sandwiches. Your rooftop is the ideal place for keeping the grill and then using it occasionally without having to worry about the smoke entering your house through the windows. Are you considering it?
3. Install a Pergola
If you don’t have what it takes to manage a roof garden, you can take baby steps and install a pergola instead. Decorate the pergolas with some flowers and, voila, you have a magical seating arrangement in your house. Take your candlelight dinner up a notch and celebrate memorable events with your family on the rooftop while sitting under the protective shade of the pergola. This arrangement is beneficial during the daytime where you can enjoy the warmth of the sun without getting exposed to the harsh sun rays.
4. The Laundry Needs
Even when you don’t want to use the rooftop for an extension in your house, it can still be useable. You can use the vast space to dry your laundry. Erect two poles on the rooftop and use them to attach a rope. Use the rope for drying your clothes. This is the most convenient way of drying the laundry. You can do it in the porch as well, but there you have to consider what your guests will think when they see your drawers out in the front.
Experiment with the roofing options in your house to enhance the look of your house. For all your roofing needs and renovations, always call an expert to get things done in an efficient manner.