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flat roofsAlthough it seems that the flat roof is not the typical roof of choice, it is growing in popularity, as it adds a modern look to a residence. Some also choose to add a flat roof in small sections of the house to give some contrast to a sloped roof elsewhere. Whatever your reason, if you are thinking of using a flat roof, read on to know what the pros and cons are.

Pros

  • Horizontal lines are visually appealing.
  • Materials today allow for longer-lasting roofs; some even come with warranties that are good for 20 years.
  • A properly built flat roof, if cared for correctly, won’t leak.
  • It’s easy to install and one of the cheapest roofing options.

Cons

  • Weather damage is more common, since the roof doesn’t shed the rain or snow as easily
  • It must be cleaned regularly, since debris can collect and build up easily.
  • The structure of a flat roof is less stable than a pitched one.
  • Flat roofs don’t last as long as pitched roofs.

If you’d like to learn more and find out if a flat roof would work well on your home, give us a call at Race City Roofing.