Flat Roofing

Flat Roofing Article

Flat roofing refers to the construction of roofs that are level or almost level. Unlike steep sloped roofs, flat roofs have extremely low slopes. The pitch or slope of flat roofs is approximately 10°. These roofs can only handle limited water for a short time. Their slopes range from ¼ to ½ inches per foot if they are properly constructed. Flat roofs are commonly found on commercial buildings.

Contractors of industrial and commercial buildings prefer the flat roofing system following the advantages it presents. Flat roofs provide sufficient space to store various equipment. For instance, flat roofing provides room for the placement of water systems or HVAC units. Commercial buildings require a lot of energy compared to residential buildings. Therefore, flat roofing provides ample space for installing photovoltaic solar panels to reduce the cost of electricity as well as the formation of snowflakes on rooftops. Commercial buildings require large land area or footprints during construction. Therefore, flat roofs reduce the cost of roofing as well as the material needed, thus matching the strict construction budget.