5 Things You Could Do To Make Better Use of Your Roof

Ok so some of these things may be a little beyond the budget or they may not pass local planning permission in some areas, but all of them will give a whole new dimension to you existing home.

With space getting more restricted at ground level, we are seeing some really innovative ways to adapt roof space and make the most of all that space that so often goes to waste.

With this in mind here are our top things you could do to make better use of your roof…

Rooftop terrace
A rooftop terrace is an excellent and relatively popular way to make better use of a flat roof and it doesn’t cost the earth. A rooftop terrace can create more outdoor space for entertaining and is particularly useful if you have a small garden.

Solar panels
Your roof gets a lot of sun shining down on it, so why not make the most of it and harness that solar energy. The energy you get from the sun is all free and it can help reduce your heating bills for many years to come.

One of the more practical ways to make better use of your roof is to have skylights installed. These are essential if you are converting a loft and want to let natural light in.

Rooftop garden

In much the same way as building a rooftop terrace, a rooftop garden can help unleash the gardener in you if you are pushed for outdoor space living in the city. Rooftop gardens provide relaxing oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.

Rooftop swimming pool
You’re not going to be building one of these on the roof of an average house but if you own a property of substantial size, then a roof top swimming pool will certainly impress.

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