3 Benefits of Choosing Flat Roofing

Have you ever considered the benefits of having a home with a flat roof? If not, you might be surprised to learn how many there are. Here are three reasons why flat roofing could be a good choice for your home.

The Cost

Flat roofs tend to cost less than sloped roofs. There is less construction involved, so the starting price is lower. Also, flat roofs usually cost less over time because they require fewer repairs. Without shingles to worry about, they are easy to maintain as well.

a picture of roofers working on a flat roofThe Simplicity

It is much easier to access and move around on a flat roof than on a pitched roof. You can walk straight across a flat roof and look for damage without worrying about sliding off. Also, you don’t have to worry about finding a secure space to put your tools while you work on a flat roof; just sit them where you need them, and don’t worry about them falling off.

The Strength

One area where flat roofs clearly outperform pitched roofs is weather resistance. Flat roofs are not as vulnerable to wind damage. They can be slow to drain water, but they are easily accessed so that you can sweep the water away. Drainage is also assisted by having gutters installed.

A flat roof might not be your first pick in roof styles, but flat roofs do have their benefits. Give us a call with any questions you have about roof styles and repairs!