• Flat Roof Repair & Replacement

  • Have you ever wondered why some homes and buildings have a flat roof while most others have pitched roofs? Are there any advantages to a flat roof that makes one worth getting if you are having a home built? The first thing you need to understand is that even flat roofs have a slight pitch. Without a slight pitch, water would be trapped on them. By examing these pros and cons of flat roofs you'll have a better idea of who they are most suitable for.

  • Pros

    • Flat roofs are less expensive to install because they are easier to install. When you hire a roofing company to replace your roof a big part of the cost will involve labor. Less labor means less of an expense for you.
    • If you have a flat roof built on the back part of your home you can convert it into a deck, giving you a usable space that you wouldn't have with a pitched roof.
    • Repairs on flat roofs are easier, in fact, many homeowners can handle their own repairs if they have a flat roof.

    Cons

    • Flat roofs are more likely to leak than pitched roofs are which means that you have to monitor them more closely.
    • Flat roofs don't last as long as pitched roofs in most cases. That's because even though they are built at a slight pitch, more water gets trapped on them than on pitched roofs.
    • Flat roofs absorb heat. If you live in a warm climate a flat roof can significantly raise your cooling costs.
    • Flat roofs usually cost more to insure due to their propensity to leak. Insurance companies base their fees upon risk, and a flat roof represents a more significant risk than a pitched roof. The extra cost in homeowner's insurance will add up over time and will offset much of the savings you received by opting for a flat roof.

     If your flat roof is damaged or leaking, don't wait for the next rain..avoid the damage by calling us today for an inspection to see if your roof is ready to weather the storm. 480-276-8099.