Pitched vs Flat Roofing in East Grinstead | Choosing the Best Roof for Your Property

Based in Crawley, D Hunt Roofing has been installing new roofs and undertaking roof repairs for customers throughout Surrey and West Sussex since our establishment in 1998. While there are other roofing companies in the area to choose from, domestic and commercial clients around East Grinstead come to us because of our reputation as a professional and reliable company, providing quality workmanship that delivers 100% customer satisfaction.


Our expert roofers have over 40 years’ shared experience in the industry, specialising in all aspects of roofing, including numerous flat roofing systems, various pitched roof styles and a wide range of roofing materials.


While most roof repairs tend to be a like-for-like job, there are instances where you might need to install a new roof. House extensions and building a new garage are two of the most common construction projects which require some consideration, as both may benefit from either pitched or flat roofing.


As one of the top roofing companies in the South East, you can trust us to help you select the best type of roof for your property in East Grinstead.


While there are many advantages to both roofing styles, we believe the most crucial elements to consider include:



Our roofers tend to use flat roofing systems for garages more than anything else - particularly if they are stand-alone structures. They offer sufficient protection from the elements without taking up as much space as a pitched roof. Although, if the garage attaches directly to your property, you may want to be consistent and match this new roof to the one covering your house.


In addition, customers around East Grinstead come to us to install flat roofs on single-storey extensions, dormers and porches.


Our experienced roofers can also replace and upgrade existing flat roofs with more modern materials and techniques, such as EPDM rubber roofing, or simply undertake any necessary roof repairs to save you the cost of a new installation.




When it comes to installing a new roof in East Grinstead, pitched is generally the more expensive option. This is largely due to a more complex design and installation process than with flat roofing. However, while the lifespan of a bitumen felt or EPDM flat roof is around 30 or 50 years, respectively, pitched roofs installed by professional roofing companies like ours can last for around 60 years.


The incredible longevity and durability of a pitched roof may therefore offset the initial expense.


Roof Repairs


Both pitched and flat roofing systems installed by professional roofing companies have excellent weather resistance and can withstand years of wear and tear. However, from time to time, accidents occur which may result considerable damage. If, for example, a tree falls on your house in East Grinstead, it may be easier and cheaper to install a new roof, although this will still cost a considerable amount. If a tree falls on your garage, on the other hand, installing a new flat roof is far less costly by comparison.


When it comes to roof repairs due to wear and tear, our roofers have the knowledge, skill and experience to tackle any job, no matter how big or complex. While most flat roofing systems allow for quick and easy fixes, pitched roofs tend to more expensive and challenging, due to the cost of scaffolding and replacement materials.

For one of the most trusted roofing companies around, call our roofers on 01293 541 849 or 07850 101 250 for new roofs, roof repairs and flat roofing in East Grinstead.

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Established in 1998, D Hunt Roofing Ltd is a small, independent company with more than 40 years of combined experience. Based in Crawley, domestic and commercial clients in the surrounding areas of Horsham and Reigate can benefit from the expertise of our fully-trained roofers.

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