Modern garden houses with a flat roof – an overview of solutions

A garden house with a flat roof constitutes not only a stylish architectural element in the garden, but also a practical and durable place for relaxation. Perhaps this is why our clients often ask us to plan and construct precisely this garden structure. In this article, we want to show you what materials can be used to construct a flat roof that enhances the minimalist design of our garden houses.

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A flat roof garden house

A garden house with a flat roof is an elegant garden structure that fits perfectly into modern and minimalist spaces, especially if high-quality materials are taken care of.

At Pinegard, we build modern garden houses from high-quality timber sourced from frosty Scandinavia, which gives them great density and durability. We also use standing seam sheet metal, polycarbonate, or glass, all to create a truly robust and practical structure that is quickly becoming a favourite spot for our customers in their gardens.

What can be used to make a flat roof for a garden house?

The flat roof of a garden house can be made of various materials, depending on the desired aesthetics, durability and functionality. At Pinegard, however, we mainly use glass and standing seam sheet metal. Slightly less common is polycarbonate. Let’s look at the possible solutions.

A garden house with a glass roof

A garden house with a glass roof is a solution that brings a lot of natural light into the garden. The glass roof is remarkably aesthetically pleasing and makes the garden house appear more spacious. Glass also has the advantage of being easy to clean and maintain.

However, it should be borne in mind that such a roof can get hot on sunny days. This is why we often install roller shutters for glass-roofed constructions, so that the interior can be shaded quickly and easily.

A garden house with a sheet metal roof

Standing seam sheet metal is the classic choice for a garden house roof. It is durable, corrosion-resistant and available in a variety of colours. It is also easy to maintain. Such a sheet metal roof is resistant to weather conditions, impervious to water, and works well for garden houses with a modern character. However, it is worth bearing in mind that on rainy days a metal roof can generate noise that can be a nuisance.

A garden house with a polycarbonate roof

A polycarbonate roof is lightweight and durable. Like glass, polycarbonate lets in a lot of light and, in addition, does not heat up. It provides a great barrier to sunlight and precipitation. This makes the garden house bright and pleasant even on cloudy days. However, over time, the polycarbonate garden house roof can become yellowed by UV rays, resulting in the need to replace it after a few years.

What is the best way to cover a flat garden house roof?

The choice of material for a garden house roof should be dictated by both aesthetic and functional preferences. Durability, ease of maintenance, and weather resistance are important.

At Pinegard, we advise our customers to ensure that the choice is thoughtful and tailored to their individual needs as well as the conditions in which the garden house will be used. Often such a garden house constitutes a real garden room, where the users spend a lot of time from spring to late autumn, so there are many factors to consider. If you are also thinking of relaxing outdoors under the roof of a garden house, contact us. We will help you select the materials and solutions that will meet all your needs.