When it comes to roofing, there’s always a question that property owners must answer: pitched or flat? Each roofing type has its own distinct set of advantages. While flat roofing isn’t as common in the residential setting when compared to its pitched counterpart, the truth is that more and more homeowners are beginning to ask their trusted roofers to install it on their homes.
To help you decide which roofing type is best for you, we’ll look at both pitched and flat roofing systems as well as what they have to offer you.
Pitched Roofing Systems
Pitched roofing systems are the traditional choice of homeowners. However, unlike flat roofs that offer more living space, pitched roofs aren’t ideal for those who want to maximize every square inch of their homes.
Owing much to their pitched design, they can deflect rainfall better than flat roofing systems. This often leads to fewer roof repair procedures as water damage isn’t as rampant. You don’t need to worry as much about repairs and maintenance with pitched roofs as you would with its counterpart.
Flat Roofing Systems
Flat roofs are considered to be the most energy-efficient systems of all. In fact, it is recommended by ENERGY STAR® just because of this. Homeowners can also rack up the savings when they opt for flat roofing systems because they have a smaller surface area compared to their counterpart. This means less material and easier installation for roofers resulting in more affordable installation costs.
Be sure, however, to thoroughly interview your roofer to ensure they have enough experience in installing flat roofs. You can ask for referrals just to be on the safe side. Discuss your material options with them to make sure that you get the flat roofing system that fits your specific needs.
In the end, what it boils down to is determining what you need. Each of these roofing options comes with its own set of inherent benefits. Consult your trusted roofer to determine which option will work for you so you can gain the benefits of the roofing system that’s best suited for your needs.
Elite Roofing Solutions, Inc. is your premier source of top quality residential roofs. Our business is built on the cornerstones of quality, integrity and service. Our service area covers Spring, TX, as well as other nearby areas. Start your year right by calling us at (855) 588-6610 to get a free no-obligation inspection.