So this week I thought I would talk a bit about flat roofing as a residential option because I think most people associate them only with commercial and industrial buildings.
I also think a lot of folks have some wrong information about them, so they don’t consider the real story when making a roof choice. So let’s look at some common flat roof misinformation:
1. Flat roofs can’t support ice and snow build up on the roof in the winter
Building codes across Ontario demand that a roof be able to bear the weight of ice and snow and qualified roofing technicians must respect the building code when installing a flat roof, so, if you’re dealing with a professional roofing contractor with professional materials, they will ensure your flat roof will be satisfactory.
2. Flat roofs are more prone to leaks than sloped roofs
Bad installation, aging and poor design are all key reasons that roofs fail. Again, expert installers and quality materials go hand in hand when choosing a flat roof to ensure your building/home is protected.
3. Flat roofs are more expensive to install and maintain
Did you know that flat roofs are actually cheaper to install than sloped roofs? They require less materials, and are quicker to install and can represent $1000’s in savings over a conventional sloped roof.
BOTTOM LINE: If you are making a roofing decision, a flat roof can be a great choice for its’ function, affordability and longevity with expert installation and materials.
Next week I will go further into some of the many advantages they offer.
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Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!