The Pros and Cons of Flat Roofs

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Building or buying your own house is a special experience. After years of saving up, you can finally customize your house to be exactly the kind of home you’ve always dreamed of. Buying a new home is an incredible life event — that’s why it’s important to consider every inch of your house’s structural integrity.

If you have decided to remodel your new home — or build your house from the ground up — you’ll have to keep your roof in mind. Then comes the question: what kind of roof do you want, exactly? If you’re considering a flat roof, we have a list of advantages and disadvantages here to help you make an informed decision.

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Pros

Flat roofs cost less to build. There are fewer materials needed to make a flat roof, and the materials that are required are generally cheaper. You’ll also pay fewer labor costs because roofing contractors are subject to a lowered risk of falling. 

Flat roofs are also much quicker to install than traditional pitched roofs. A flat roof means a faster construction time, so you can move into your home earlier. Down the line, replacing your roof coating will be easier for your hired roof repair service. 

Cons

Flat roofs aren’t a popular option among most residential areas, so your house will likely stick out beside your neighbors’ homes. Flat roofing also takes away any possibility of an extra loft space or attic in your house.

Flat roofs provide less roof insulation and stability than pitched roofs — they don’t drain easily either. Your roofing contractor will have to install a more sophisticated drainage system to make sure that water doesn’t pool on your roof and cause it to cave in. 

If you’re looking to install a new roof or have your old roof replaced in Franklin, TN, contact At The Top Restoration today. Our team has the experience and skillset to build you the roof you need, flat or pitched.