This article is inspired by my friends’ story, on what happened within him and a client, he used to be one of the garage door repair service provider in the neighborhood before he retired.

For a garage that is attached to your home, making a choice about its roofing material is not a difficult task. But if it is completely detached from your house, you need to decide about the type of roofing material to use. Though you can use the  same material as your home for roofing, it is not the only option that you have.

These are some advantages and disadvantages of each kind of roofing that you can use for your detached garage.

1. For Curb Appeal

Though it might not be included in the structure of your home, if your detached garage can be seen from the street, then it will be viewed as an extension of your whole house, especially if your garage has a space above it for an office or an apartment. In cases like this, your garage becomes a kind of second building of your entire property. Therefore, to maximize the curb appeal, it will be sensible to use the roofing material as that of your house.

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The “star-roof” hovers over the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre.

2. For Durability

Garages are not just used for housing cars. As a matter of fact, they can also be used for different purposes such as a home-based businesses, craft room, playrooms, a gym and so on. Therefore, if your plan is to store hazardous materials or those that gives off fumes in your garage, then it is better to consider non-flammable roofs. It will be sensible to use a durable metal roofing that has a little style and color. This will prevent leakages when it rains while also adding charm and style to your place.

3. For a Low Slope Garage

The sole benefits of a detached garage is because it can lower the building costs significantly. Sometimes, this leads to a garage with a low pitch or low slope roof. Garages like this are not expensive to construct but you can only make use of one type of roofing which is rolled roofing. This type of roofing is made up of the same material from which asphalt shingles are made, with the exception of the fact that it is less attractive, less expensive and it is less durable against leaks and hail.

Roofs were originally designed to protect the commodities from Sun and rain damage, but nowadays, you can fulfill the same purpose while at the same time, taking the look of the entire building to a whole new level.