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An increasing number of homeowners are opting for flat roofs over sloped roofs because, according to Energy Star, they are energy efficient. So the answer to the above question is yes. Additionally, you might save money on the installation cost because the surface area of a flat roof is typically less than a sloped roof.

You may think that creating a flat roof for a modern house seems like a straightforward job but there are several important factors to consider when adding one to your home. The first important thing is to work with a contractor who has plenty of experience in building flat roofs.

Although a flat roof is traditionally layered with gravel and tar, other materials like copper or tin can be used. You need to discuss the type of material with your contractor because he/she will be able to give you the best advice.

Another unique solution is to turn your flat roof into what’s called a “living roof” by having it covered with a layer of soil, plants and grass. For the eco-conscious homeowner, this is the ultimate “green” solution. Again, discuss the idea with a roofing contractor because steps must be taken to prevent roots from burrowing into the roof, causing leaks and damage.

If you believe that a flat roof will provide the final touch to your dream home, rather than a sloped roof, then watch your vision become a reality with the help of a professional licensed contractor. He/she will point out all the pros and cons, so that you can find a design that will work.