Pros and Cons of Flat Roofs
Home and business owners throughout Southern New Jersey are considering upgrading their roofing may want to consider the advantages as well as disadvantages of installing a flat roof rather than one featuring sloped construction. SERVPRO of Cherry Hill/Haddonfield understands that flat roofs are becoming increasingly popular because of their affordability, but they must be properly sealed in order to maintain their structural integrity as well as properly maintained in order to prevent roof leaks.
There are several important advantages of selecting a flat roof over one that is sloped. Flat roofs are easier to access and stand on for the purposes of roof inspection. Their horizontal surface offers more stability than a sloped roof. They are much more affordable to install as well as re-coat than other styles of roofing. A flat roof is also viewed as more aesthetically appealing for use in warmer climates.
One major disadvantage that flat roofing has over a sloped roof is that its stability decreases as its size increases. A very large flat roof usually cannot avoid flooding after a period of heavy rains, and there is an increased risk of collapse from the weight of this water. In order to avoid flooding problems, the synthetic rubber coating that has been applied to the surface of the roof must be checked on a regular basis. Proper maintenance is also essential to avoiding roof leaks.
Home and business owners whose buildings currently have a flat roof that has not been checked or undergone regular maintenance should contact a licensed roofer for an inspection. If you do have a leak-- contact SERVPRO of Cherry Hill/Haddonfield immediately 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our professional team will ensure that water damage is repaired and get you back into your home or business in no time!