Flat roofs are designed to be nearly level horizontally. Compared to sloped roofs, which can typically have a slope of anything between 30 and 60 degrees or even more, flat roofs are often considered to be easier to maintain and clean, as well as easier to install and less problematic when it comes to dealing with repairs. A flat roof is typically the better and more economic choice for large buildings, which – should they require a complex sloped roofing system – would require far greater expenses for a new roof.
When it comes to flat roofing systems, the material you choose is extremely important. While the same kinds of materials as a sloped roof uses will not necessarily be applicable, you still have a wide array of choices, from metal panels to EPDM and PVC flat roofing membranes, as well as green roofs, solar panel roofing and a host of other options.
In most cases, you’ll find that flat roofing systems have a much less impressive warranty than an expensive sloped roof. A reliable flat roof might last a little longer than 20 years. However, at the same time, flat roofs are far easier and less costly to replace.
Finally, if you want to use flat roofing systems in areas where there’s a lot of rain, snow or hail, most of these flat systems will be more than capable to rise up to the challenge. When installed by flat roof installation commercial roofers in Denver, flat roofs are structurally sound and made to withstand the weight of heavy snow quite easily.