Rather than a sloped, pitched, or angled roof, some property owners decide that a flat roof provides them both more living space and versatility at home. Flat roofs can make for great outdoor recreational spaces or may simply grant the home’s inhabitants easier access to roof-top satellites, gutters, or areas in need of regular maintenance and/or cleaning.
Cost-effective and affordable
Easy to install
Can act as additional outdoor space for your home
Maximizes interior living space with more ceiling room
Aside from regular inspections, one should trim back nearby trees, ensure that adequate drainage systems are in place, and remove any additional debris removed following a storm.
Flat roofs might have one of several drainage systems. A flat roof might feature comprehensive gutters, scuppers (square openings on the edge of the building that allows water to run off), or interior drains that involve pipes.
Yes. While it’s important to be aware of your roof’s weight limit, flat roofs are commonly used as entertainment and/or recreational spaces. Whether that be a patio space, a plant storage space, a barbecue space, or something else, most flat roofs should be fine to both stand and walk across.
Unless the roof you’ve acquired has had serious water damage done to it, you should absolutely be able to recover the roof! You can easily hire a professional, such as Universal Roof & Contracting, to recover the flat roof with rubber, ballasted rubber, tar and gravel, or rolled asphalt.