Residential Flat Roof Design: Why It's a Great Choice for Your Home

Every Littleton, CO homeowner wants a house that looks just like those they've seen in advertisement and pictures -- residences with sloped roofs and asphalt shingles or clay tiles. They look more Western in appearance, and they're undeniably excellent roofing designs. However, residential flat roof designs are taking the world by storm, and they're excellent alternatives to the usual high-slope roof.

The highest room in your house is the attic. Often, it is a makeshift room for all items and things that have been discarded or rarely used. In some cases, it becomes a room if the house has none to spare. The attic is triangular in shape, which makes it easy to detect leaks and damages because the underlayment is right next to the plywood that supports the underlayment and the entire roofing material.

With flat roofed homes, you can have a solid concrete roof with a single-ply roofing material that commercial and industrial business properties use. EPDM, PVC, or TPO have the same lifespan as asphalt shingle roofs, but they provide so many benefits. For example, EPDM guarantees a full watertight seal across your property with overlapping seals. PVC allows you to install your HVAC unit right on your roof because it has 300 pounds per inch (PPI) carrying capability.

Below, Roof Doctor lists many of the other advantages a flat-roofed residential property can provide to you. Read more about it below.

1. Easy Access

A steeply pitched roof is dangerous to climb. In fact, a roofer would probably forbid you from stepping foot on its surface. You could damage the roofing materials or severely injure yourself in a fall.

Flat roofs allow for easy access. It’s safer and more convenient for you and your roofer to climb onto when taking care of routine inspections and cleaning gutters.

2. Roof Space

Flat roofs allow you to design a roof garden and increase your home’s energy efficiency. You can also install solar panels easily, without them being seen from the street. You can make space for your HVAC unit. You could build a rooftop deck that gives you a bird’s eye view of your neighborhood.

That roof space is a major benefit for some homeowners.

3. Affordability

Since you have less square footage to cover, it’s cheaper when you need to re-roof. Your roofer will also spend less time on labor. Flat roofs are more affordable than pitched roofs, and this adds to their appeal.

4. Wind Resistance

You will no longer have to worry about shingles flying in every direction during the next windstorm. Flat roofs are perfect for homes that are exposed to strong winds on a regular basis. You’ll make fewer repairs, saving time and money. (Continued)

If you have yet to find an excellent Littleton, CO rooferexcellent Littleton, CO roofer to help with all your projects, you can count on us at Roper Roofing to help you. With decades of experience and with an exceptional team of professional roofers, you can always count on us to bring you success in all your projects. Contact us today!


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