Posted by roofcoadmin July 28, 2017
The style of roof you have on your house can drastically change the curb appeal and design of your house. Flat roofs are known for looking more modern and stylish, but many people don’t really know the advantages and disadvantages of owning one.
They are attractive, and can make any house look sleek and professional, but whenever you are getting into having something non-traditional on your home, you have to weigh the pros and cons to make sure that it is the right decision for you and your home.
There are many factors that go into your roofing choice, and those are cost, and the pros and the cons which we will tell you below. Please consider all of them before making your decision, and that way you can be sure of your decision since it is a hard one to go back on. Taking everything into consideration is smart when making a big decision.
Advantages of Flat Roof Installation
One of the major advantages to having a flat roof for your house is the cost. Most flat roof materials run for less than a dollar per square foot, and thus can be a really affordable way to create a great look for your home that is modern and convenient. With the low cost, it can be easily considered more affordable than traditional triangle roofing, which can save you money and time in the long run.
Another advantage is that with a flat roof, you can now store stuff on top. If you want your air conditioning unit out of your yard, move it up to the roof. You could also install solar panels in the space, or even a garden or an extra, outdoor living space. With a flat roof the choices are yours, and you can make whichever one you wish.
Disadvantages of Flat Roof Installation
The biggest disadvantage to having a flat roof is the drainage. Water can easily pool up, and even with a good set of soffit and fascias, you can find water becoming trapped up there that is frankly, hard to remove. There are options for water removal, but they can be expensive and time consuming, which can mean less time to relax than if you had a traditional triangular roof.
Another disadvantage is that the materials for a flat roof are fairly scarce, and there aren’t many to choose from. While with traditional shingles on a slanted roof, you can find the materials to install the roof fairly quickly and with ease, it can be a bit harder to find materials for a flat roof, and you won’t have much diversity with your options.
They will be cheaper, but they might be a hassle to acquire and may not have the same benefits as tiles on your roof.
So if you are looking for a new roof, you might want to consider a flat roof for your home. If you do decide to make the plunge, be sure to contact us at RoofCo to help figure out a quote and estimate for your roofing job.