Pitched Roof Vs Flat Roof Pros And Cons:

A pitched roof style is one of the most popular types of roofing construction in the United States. One of the reasons there is an interest in this style of roofing is that a pitched roof shingle is installed in an overlapping fashion. These types of roofing systems can shed water quickly, and the pitched roof design can be presented in a number of styles that can fit with the aesthetic tastes of any type of architecture. Pitched roofs come with many advantages when it comes to resisting wind damage and water damage but they do have a few small downsides. Here are some of the main differences between pitched roofs and flat roofs and how you can choose the right style of roof accordingly:

The main difference between a pitched roof and a flat roof is the way that they are constructed. A pitched roof can come in many different styles such as a gambrel, hipped, or mansard design, and can be set at many angles. A flat roof often comes with no angles and can be built up using multiple roofing materials to form a strong barrier.

Pros And Cons of A Pitched Roof


Beautiful design to meet many architecture styles

Efficient with shedding water

Simple to maintain


They can be slightly more expensive

They include complex structures that can be difficult to work on

They are difficult to inspect

Pros And Cons of A Flat Roof


Better in areas with plenty of rain and moisture

Lower cost of installation

Allows for more versatile roofing uses


Drainage can clog up more easily

Removing debris can be more difficult

They often require more maintenance

Choosing between these types of roofs can be best done with the help of a professional. If you are looking for a full roofing replacement, contact us to help you make decisions moving forward.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.