The style and design of your roofing system can completely change the look and feel of your home. Some prefer the more traditional sloped roof, while others prefer a more modern flat roofing system. Whatever you’re into, rest assured that Elo Roofing can do it for you.
Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of flat vs. sloped roofing.
Sloped roofing, as the name suggests, is installed at a slant. This allows for great water drainage as well as other sorts of debris to fall into your gutter system. In comparison, flat roofing tends to be a lot more level than a sloped roof, but they are installed with a slight slant to prevent water from standing still on the roof. Standing water eats away at your roofing materials, weakens your home’s structures and damages your property. With things like debris, without wind, debris tends to build up on your flat roof over time, adding extra weight to your roof’s structures.
If you’re looking for a great attic space then a sloped roof is the one you want. Sloped roofing allows for an attic space in your roof. You can turn your attic into a storage space or even another living area. But if you’re looking for high ceilings then a flat roof is the way to go. Because there’s not much room for an attic under a flat roof, it allows you to maximize the vertical space in your home.
Sloped roofing requires much more maintenance than a flat roof. Because most sloped roofing systems are made up of individual shingles and tiles, these singular parts tend to break off, bend and crack rather easily in comparison to a flat roof. Flat roofing is made up of a large solid body. Holes and cracks can be repaired quickly and efficiently. However, unlike sloped roofing, if a large enough part of the flat roof is damaged, the whole roof may have to be replaced instead of a few shingles here and there.
This all depends on the style you’re trying to achieve. Some people prefer the more traditional look of sloped roofing whereas others are looking for something a little more modern like a flat roofing system. Both can be designed and installed to suit your unique preferences.
Whether you’re looking for an excellent sloped roof or a professional flat roof, we at, Elo Roofings can do it all for you. Give us a call today so that we can get started on your new roof.