3 Reasons You Should Consider a Flat Roof
For visual homeowners and business owners, a flat roof doesn’t offer much allure. Because of its flat design, it does not offer the visual appeal of varying heights and different roof textures.
However, for the practical shopper who isn’t too particular about having an eye-popping house, a flat roof can prove to be an inexpensive and reliable alternative to its more aesthetically pleasing sloped options! Here is a list of just a few benefits of flat roofs:
The material that goes into a flat roof is relatively inexpensive. Thus, the cost of a flat roof is relatively inexpensive from a material point-of-view.
Additionally, the installation cost for a flat roof is ALSO quite inexpensive. One factor that increases the cost of installing a roof is worker safety and the insurance required for it. With a sloped roof, the roofers have a greater chance of slipping and falling than they do on a flat roof. Consequently, they require more insurance for the job -- an expense which is reflected on your bill.
With a flat roof, however, the risk to workers is much, much lower. Thus, the insurance cost is decreased, as is your bill.
Keeping debris off your roof is essential for maintaining a clean look and reducing wear. But doing so on a sloped roof can be risky. It would be costly to hire someone to come out every time a storm litters your roof with branches and leaves and all other unsightly manner of debris, but you certainly don’t want that mess accumulating and putting strain on your roof (and causing an eyesore!).
With a flat roof, the risk involved in cleaning it up is far more limited than on a sloped roof. As mentioned above, because of its flat design, the risk of tumbling down off of it is greatly reduced. Thus, you can maintain your flat roof without worrying for your safety or paying a professional to do so for you. In this way, flat roofs actually continue to save you money and hassle over the years!
If you make use of the uppermost areas of your home, you can begin to see the downside of a sloped roof: It encroaches on your space. You might find it difficult to arrange furniture or hang pictures in certain places because the wall is eaten up by the angle of the roof. This problem can certainly be frustrating for the homeowner who wants to make the most out of their space!
With a flat roof, though, this issue is nonexistent. Its design allows you to make the most of your living space because it does not have any sharp angles that eat into it. So while you might not fancy the limited aesthetic that a flat roof affords your home’s exterior, you might find yourself quite pleased with the freedom it gives to its interior!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Flat roofs might not be particularly exciting to look at, but for the practical shopper, they pay off in spades! The money, headaches, and space they save will continue to benefit you and your home for many years to come!
For quotes on a flat roof or any other kind of roof and for all other manners of roofing inquiries or concerns you might have, please call your local experts at the RoofSmith at (561) 386-2109 or complete our online request form.
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- Dale Belis
Danny Tomici of The RoofSmith is a very honest, reliable gentleman. He provided excellent service installing hurricane resistant glass in my skylight and making a few repairs to my roof. It was done in a very timely manner. I was so surprised how quickly he made the repairs. The work is completed and I am still waiting for another roofing company to give me a quote. I highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again in the future.
- Anne Houvouras
The RoofSmith fixed the part of my roof that had a water leak from a ventilation pipe that was not properly sealed when my roof was redone about 9 years ago from another roofing company. The repair job was done quickly and professionally. I recommend this company for anyone needing roof repair re-refoofing.
- Lit Walker
After a rather exhausted search for someone I could trust to do my roof quite by accident my wife's boss had an excellent recommendation; her neighbor by the name of Danny Tomici, owner of The RoofSmith. I contacted him and unlike most roofers I'd contacted he promptly came over the next day. He gave me a fair estimate and impressed me so much (as someone I could count on) that I contracted him to do the job after giving a previous contractor an extra day to give me an estimate. Actually finally heard back from the other roofer A WEEK after...The RoofSmith had already finished the roof......no joke. The work was done within a reasonable length of time and the quality was outstanding. Replaced wood where needed and Danny personally took care of some minor issues promptly. I can't say enough about the job The RoofSmith and Danny Tomici did and I would highly recommend them, they can be trusted to do the job RIGHT!
- Michael & DeeDee Scott
The RoofSmith recently performed work on a section of my roof that had leaking and corrosion. I was impressed by how responsive they were and how well they explained everything. Also thought their use of technology was great - they took videos of the before and after of the location so that I could actually see what had been done which is great because it saved me from having to climb up there myself! Would use them again and highly recommend.
- Jose Medina