A flat roof is cheaper to install and more energy-efficient than a sloped roof, plus it provides space for HVAC equipment or a sitting area. Be sure to choose an experienced roofing company for this specialized job.
Flat roofs offer multiple architectural and financial benefits for Utah property owners. When analyzing your roofing needs and the options available for one of the most valuable property improvements you can initiate – a roof replacement – consider how the advantages flat roofs offer can make a positive difference for your Utah property.
Third, flat roofs are known for their durability. They are not subject to high winds like their sloped roof counterparts. Depending on the roofing system and membrane, the product may last for up to three decades with routine maintenance and repairs. This saves the property owner further costs on the frequency of roof replacements.
Residential and Commercial Membrane Roofing in UtahMembrane roofing systems are a common solution for commercial buildings with flat or slightly sloped roofs. Membrane roofs are seamless or have been engineered to have extremely strong seams that are completely waterproof. They are lighter than traditional roofing materials and they resist the expansion and contraction that most roofs experience, making a very reliable end result.
How to Make the Most of a Residential Flat Roof on Your Salt Lake City Home
One of the best things about a residential flat roof is that it can add living space to your home. You can turn your flat roof into a deck or seating area. Especially if your home has different levels, or if you have a flat-roof garage, this offers the perfect opportunity to add a railing around the edge so you have a place to relax al fresco in the evenings.
You may have seen commercial buildings in cities with plants, trees and lush gardens on their flat roofs. While a few plants are a nice addition, most real gardens complete with soil will be too heavy for a residential flat roof. If you have specific plans for your flat roof, let our residential roofing contractors know ahead of time. We can check to see if your roof might need extra support for your intended purpose.
Flat roofs are also perfect for skylights. You can get skylights with filters or shades for days when the sun gets too hot.
Depending on the size and shape of your home, you may want to extend your residential flat roof to create a shady seating area to protect you from the hot Salt Lake City sun.
Flat roofs provide many advantages — talk to our roof installation company today about getting a flat roof.
Choose a GAF Master Commercial Contractor
Specifically awarded for commercial roofing excellence, the GAF Master designation tells you that a contractor has the knowledge and experience to install a flat membrane roof the right way.
GAF, a manufacturer of membrane roofing and other roofing systems, is very selective about which companies are worthy to be called Master Contractors, and The Roof Doctor is proud to be in this elite group. We stand by our work, and should any problems arise with a membrane roof we have installed, our warranty will cover most repairs.
Contact The Roof Doctor Today
With years of experience helping Utah property owners plan and install flat roofs on residential and commercial buildings, we are the qualified experts you want on your side when considering this roofing style. Contact us and receive a free estimate for your specific project along with friendly, personable service from beginning to end.