Want to add a touch of class to your garden shed, aviary, cubby house or backyard workshop? A heritage-roof is the way to go. With a steeper pitch and the option to add decorative finials, heritage-roofed sheds bring old-world charm to your property:
Why Choose a Heritage Roof Shed?
While slightly more expensive than other roof types, there are a number of reasons to choose a heritage roof for your garden shed, aviary, cubby house, or other backyard structure. These are:
Heritage-roofed sheds blend nicely with Victorian homes, which also tend to integrate highly pitched roofs. Even for more modern looking houses, a heritage-roofed garden shed can provide a welcome contrast. This helps to balance out the overall look of the property.
Water Drainage and Debris Accumulation
The higher pitch of heritage-roofed sheds means you’ll never have problems with debris accumulation. This is why high-pitched roofs, particularly those made of steel, are common in areas with high snowfall.
As with gable-roofed sheds, you’ll want to make sure both sides of your heritage-roof shed have adequate drainage.
Spaciousness and Ventilation
The high pitch of heritage-roofed sheds means the interior space is significantly greater than that of flat, skillion, and even gable-roofed sheds. SteelChief’s heritage-roofed sheds have a standard wall height of 1.95m, while the apex of the roof can be as high as 2.7m. This creates significant attic space. If you leave that space empty, your heritage-roofed shed will feel extra spacious, especially if you integrate a skylight. This makes the heritage roof a great option for workshops, cubbies, and other structures you plan on spending a lot of time in.
Alternatively, you can use that additional attic space to store things like surfboards, long poles or boards, and boxes. If you integrate a louvre window in the gable at either end of the structure, the attic area will be particularly well ventilated. The additional air flow means you won’t have to worry about moisture damage to items stored in the attic of your heritage-roofed shed.
Heritage Roof Shed Alternatives
In addition to providing a spacious interior, heritage-roofed sheds are a classy addition to most properties. However, they aren’t always the best choice. Not only are heritage-roofed sheds a little more expensive, but due to the additional wall height thanks to the higher-pitched roof, they are also more prone to wind exposure. This limits the maximum recommended length of the shed to 2.26m. For larger sheds, therefore, a gabled roof may be the better option.
Still unsure about the optimal roof type for your for shed, cubby house, bird aviary, dog enclosure? Our Guide to Choosing a Garden Shed Roof can help you in your decision-making process.