The Sit out area of a row house that you are trying to cover or have roof work done is on the kitchen side which means you would prefer an open type roof as Kitchen requires natural Sunlight and flow of fresh air along with a good look as it gives a long-term impression. As in India, we have climate changes and every climate i.e. summer, monsoon or winter are sometimes beyond our prediction. There are few options to select from and they are as follows:
i) Skillion roof or Mono-pitched roof: These have one single flat surface thus are generally standalone roofs. These are simple and easy to construct and has two main parts. The beams that provide the rafters with support and the rafter which is the sloping member. These are cost-effective, energy-efficient, easier to build with a slope to drain water.
ii) Metal roofing: Nowadays many have opted for metal sheet roofing for external wors like sit-out, car parking, etc as it is easy, less expensive and even durable. With the advancement in the field, galvanized sheets, lightweight and modern looks, these are preferred by many.
iii) Pavilions or gazebos: These are similar to Pergolas but always have a closed roof either round shape or raised floor roof.
iv) Pergola roofing: These are a long linear structure consisting of columns and roofing grid which may be covered or left open as per one's choice to provide shelter to the covered area.
v) Fiberglass sheet roofing: These are similar to metal sheet roofing but as these are FRP or Fiberglass, these are transparent, comes with various color and shape. These are durable, long-lasting, cost-effective and provides good architectural looks.
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