What is the Best Roof for my Patio?

Summer Patio by CPR Outdoor CentreWith the weather warming up, a patio makes the ideal space to boost the summer appeal of your home. When it comes to patios, it’s great to have multiple options allowing you to build a patio suited specifically to your needs. Style, colour and size are just a few choices you can make, but did you know you have a choice in the type of roof too?

Read on to learn about 4 popular patio roof options and which one is best for your patio including:

  • Flat Roof
  • Gable Roof
  • Hip Roof
  • Dome Roof

Flat Roof

Tapered Flat PatioTo the eye, a flat roof has no pitch, however it is slightly pitched for the purpose of drainage. The surface area of a flat roof is less than that of a sloped roof meaning less materials are used when building.  A flat roof is a more traditional type of roof for a patio and can be attached to the fixtures of the home or stand alone.

Gable Roof

Also known as a pitched or peaked roof, gable roofs are recognised by their triangular shape as they are constructed with two pitched sides joining in the middle. Just like a flat roof, it can be attached to the fixtures of the home or stand alone. A gable roof makes a great choice for the Australian climate as the pitch allows adequate ventilation and doesn’t trap heat in.

Hip Roof

All four sides of a hip roof are equal length, meeting at the top to form a ridge. Known for their stability, they are a good choice for areas susceptible to high winds and give extra protection from sun entering from the sides.

Dome Roof

Dome - SawtoothA dome roof has the appearance of an inverted bowl shape and can be built with a low to gradual curve or a high-end curve. They are a popular choice when wanting to make your patio’s roof a design feature. Normally made from metal, they are well known for their durability.

Want expert advice and a FREE quote on building a patio? Call CPR Outdoor Centre today!

CPR Outdoor Centre would love you to visit their show room or they can come to you. They are conveniently located at 67 Halifax Drive, Davenport or give the team a call on 9726 2311 for expert advice and to discuss the perfect patio for you. They proudly service Bunbury, Busselton and the South West.