The Benefits of Flat Roofs
Flat roofs are typically used for commercial buildings since the roofs of these buildings usually have very large surface areas.
They are not often seen on residential homes and can be made of several different materials. So, then, what exactly are the purposes and benefits of having a flat roof?
Flat roofs are inexpensive, which makes them ideal when looking to install them on a large roof. The installation, materials, and maintenance are all relatively inexpensive when compared to residential roofing materials like tile and wood shakes. They can also be transformed to provide extra living space. One way this is accomplished is by building a green roof, which provides a natural garden area that can act as a natural escape in urban areas. Flat roofs also make solar panel installation very easy and many panels can be installed.
Unfortunately, flat roofs perform best only in warm, dry climates. Water can pool on the roof, leading to leaks. This means that flat roofs can be very beneficial in warm, dry climates since they are inexpensive, energy-efficient, and can support many solar panels. However, with proper drainage systems installed, flat roofs can perform well in wet climates.
If you have any further questions about flat roofs or would like to have one installed, you can contact us at 918-558-ROOF.
Outdoor Creations Roofing is located at 12816 S. Memorial Dr. in Tulsa, Oklahoma.