If you’re considering installing a new roof for your home or business, you’re likely wondering whether or not flat roofing is a good option. This type of roofing is very different from a traditional sloped roof, mostly used for commercial businesses and enterprises.
This blog post will highlight the benefits of flat roofs, beginning with the lower construction and repair costs.
Lower construction and repair costs
For starters, flat roofing has lower construction and repair costs. Fewer materials are required, and generally, this type of roofing is much easier to install. Furthermore, unlike other roofs where slates may blow off in the wind or become damaged due to adverse weather conditions, there are no slates – fewer repairs and much less maintenance.
Alongside general lower costs, flat roofing is much more versatile than slates and slopes. For example, you can install solar panels, a rooftop garden, you can install deck construction, and other applications.
The added versatility is particularly good for those living in cities, perhaps tight on space. The added rooftop provides a great and safe space to spend summer afternoons and late nights.
Flat roofing is energy efficient
Unlike sloped roofs, flat roofs do not trap unwanted air or allow cooled air to escape. Therefore, this increases energy efficiency, great for those warmer climates. The flat roofing instead prevents this air from escaping, equally fantastic for keeping your house warm during the colder winter months.
Safer and easier to inspect
Finally, these types of roofs are much safer and easier to inspect as opposed to regular sloped roofs. Damage is more visible, and routine checks can be made on the roof itself, without the need of a professional, allowing you to save money.
As discussed in this article, there are several key benefits of choosing flat roofs over traditional sloped roofs and other designs. However, there are a few potential cons, too. These downsides include less reliability during colder weather and the need to replace these roofs more frequently than regular roofs. Nonetheless, flat roofing is a serious roofing contender, and definitely one to consider.
For help with your roofing needs in the Kentucky area, contact the team at Jacob’s Ladder.
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Hargis - Lexington, KY 40517
Jacob's Ladder did a roof replacement job for a shed in my Backyard. I am very much satisfied with their work and definitely recommend them for all of your roofing needs.
Greg - Lexington, KY 40503
Great Company to Work with Very Professional did a really nice job on our House and our Barn.
Tom - Lexington, KY 40505
Everyone was wonderful from start to finish!
Their work is so good it withstood the 100 mph plus winds!
Richard - Lexington, KY 40517
In May of 2022 a very damaging hail and windstorm pretty much destroyed my entire roof in Lexington Kentucky. Due to an insurance company that did not want to pay Jacobs Ladder was able to negotiate payment for an entirely new roof, decking and all which now meets current codes. Final work was completed January of 2023. Now my roof which leaked into my kitchen from May 2022 through December of 2022 has ceased to leak onto my kitchen floor. Their work is so good it withstood the 100 mph plus winds of 3rd March 2023.
All around #1 business!!
Jennifer - Lexington, KY 40505
Easy to communicate with, professional, cleaned up after working. All around #1 business!! I recommend Jacob’s Ladder for all your related needs, they’re very friendly and treat you right!
Very pleased with the roof!
Bruce - Lexington, KY 40503
Roof Repair Completed
Erik K - Lexington, KY 40503
Easy Insurance Claim!
Justin - Lexington, KY 40504
Jacob’s Ladder did a great job for us. They where easy to contact, knowledge in handling Insurance claim did our job in a timely manner and left no mess behind. Very pleased.