Mansard roofs give your home a sense of elegance and history, while providing much-needed protection from the elements. Made popular in France, mansard roofs are always four-sided, always double-pitched and sometimes have a flat top. ??There are a lot of components in a mansard roof system—low slope roofing , high slope roofing, dormers, flashing—which means you’ll need to choose a roofing contractor who is experienced in mansard roof installation and repair. That way you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your new mansard roof will be more than beautiful—it’ll protect your home for years to come.
- Mansard roof installation
Mansard roof installation and repair present a unique set of challenges. Your roofing contractor must think about the steep pitch portion of the roof, the low slope top portion as well as flashing around any dormers or windows. This requires lots of planning, especially if your mansard roof is being installed for the first time. From framing the iconic mansard shape to choosing the right roofing material, your roofing contractor has to make sure they are choosing the best materials and using the safest mansard roof installation methods.Metal shingles
, for example, are often a good choice for the steep-pitch front portion of the house because of how they interlock, making them less likely to fall from the house due to the steep slope.
- Mansard roof benefits: Energy efficiency and more living space
The very shape of a mansard roof provides more space, allowing for you to convert the ”attic” area into more living space for your home—perhaps another bedroom or a study.??Mansard roofs can also lower your heating or cooling bill. The high pitch part of your mansard roof can sometimes extend down half of a house, acting as an outside barrier for your home from the cold or heat. During the summer, your mansard roof will reflect the sun’s rays away from your home. In the winter, it will serve as further insulation against low temperatures and wind chill.
When you need to repair or install a mansard roof, you should consider calling the St. Louis roofing experts—Gateway Environmental Roofing Solutions, LLC. We’ve been conducting mansard roof installations for years, and we know everything there is to know about selecting the right materials and using the best installation methods. ??Schedule a free roof analysis with us and we’ll come to your home. Then we’ll give you a fair quote for the work that needs to be done. And if your roof is in working condition, we’ll let you know. That’s why St. Louis trusts us with their roofs. No risk. No obligation. Just a consultation.