Flat or low slope roofing has many positive aspects. It is a cheaper way of replacing your roof, it is more economical to install, and requires less maintenance than traditional roofing methods. When deciding to replace your roof, there are many factors to consider and the most important are cost, durability, reliability, appearance, and safety. A well-chosen roofing system can add thousands to the cost of your home and thousands more in replacement costs over the life of the roof. The following article will discuss the benefits of flat/low slope roofing.
First of all, the installation process of a flat roof is easier and cheaper than other types of roofs because there are no overhangs or extra layers needed to cover the ridge. Flat roofs also perform better with minimal snow accumulation because snow moves very slowly on a flat roof. This means that snow buildup is minimal on a flat roof and, therefore, this type of roof is better suited for areas with limited snow accumulation such as the lower 48 states.
Another benefit of flat roofing is that it is far more energy-efficient than other roofing systems. Flat roofs are much easier to install, require less maintenance, require less energy than traditional roof styles, and provide a safer environment due to their flat shape. Due to these reasons, flat roofs are found on more homes than any other type of roofing system.
Another benefit is that they are highly attractive and easy to maintain. Flat roofs can be painted in any color and even added with a decorative texture roof coating. They are much easier to clean and because snow accumulation is minimal, this reduces the amount of times your home is cleaned by professional cleaners.
Flat/low slope roofing also has one other major advantage. Because it has a shallow angle at its highest point, snow runoff is channeled away from the home instead of sitting on the roof. This means water that might potentially stain the roof is channeled off to the ground instead of sitting on top of the roof. This is beneficial to the environment as runoff will not flood surrounding homes or damage the foundation.
Flat/low slope roofing is ideal for areas that experience significant snow accumulation or high winds during the winter months. The snow runoff is channeled off to the ground instead of sitting on top of the roof which decreases the number of times the roof is cleaned which in turn means fewer chemicals being used in cleaning your home. Flat roofs also perform well in climates that are hot during the summer months because they reduce heat buildup throughout the summer months and help keep the air circulating in the home.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Pinellas County roofing company. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.