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Pros and Cons of Flat Roofs

Are you in the process of deciding which type of roof you’d like on your new home? Or is your current roof in need of replacing? If so, you may be considering a flat roof. 


Flat roofing systems can bring many benefits to your home, but are also known for issues with leaking. This is why it’s important to think about both the pros and cons of flat roofing before you make your decision. 


What are flat roofs?

Flat roofs are actually not flat but have a slight slope to allow water to drain. The design of flat roofs depends on the structure and size of your home. 


Flat roofs are used most commonly in industrial and commercial buildings, and unit blocks. However, they can be used in residential homes too. Below are some advantages and disadvantages of flat roofs. 


Pros of flat roofs:

  • Cost effective - flat roofs are cheaper to install because they require less materials
  • Quick to install and replace - takes less than a day
  • Simple design and structure
  • Extra space - you could turn your flat roof into a rooftop garden, bar, outdoor entertainment space, additional office space, or personal gym 
  • Solar panel friendly - a flat roof is the perfect place to install solar panels, making your home more energy efficient and eco-friendly

Cons of flat roofs:

  • Not as stylish or attractive as pitched roofs
  • Poor drainage if not correctly designed
  • Prone to leaks
  • Less protection from storms or rain
  • Absorbs heat - making your home hot in summer
  • Can be more expensive to insure 
  • Requires regular maintenance

Would a flat roof suit my home?

In the end, the style of roof that you choose is up to you. If you are looking for a highly-attractive and aesthetically pleasing roof, then a flat roof may not be for you. However, if you are after a highly-functional roof space, then a flat roof may be the way to go. 


Does your flat roof need repair or replacement?

At Roo Roofing, we know all there is to know about flat roofing systems. Our expert team can recommend the best flat roof solution to protect your Brisbane home from summer storms.


Our company brings decades of industry experience and expertise. Whether you need to replace your flat roof or just to fix a small leak, we can help. We take on every job with the highest quality workmanship and professionalism to satisfy our customers. We are fully qualified roofers servicing Brisbane and surrounds.


Talk to us today for a free consultation. 


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