While flat roofs are most commonly found on commercial buildings, these roofs are a hallmark of some of the most beautiful residential architectural designs. Many midcentury modern homes, for example, were built using flat roofs. And it’s not uncommon to see a flat roof on contemporary modernist home designs.
Unfortunately, because these roofs are far less common, keeping them up to code can be a challenge. When it’s time for a replacement roof, homeowners can also feel lost trying to find a roofer who is familiar with residential flat roofs.
In this post from The Construction Group in Minnesota, we’re talking about residential flat roof materials. When you need flat roof repair or replacement for your Woodbury home, give us a call!
Flat Roofs and Homes
Take a drive around any city and it’s abundantly clear that sloped roofs are far more common than flat roofs. Because of their design, flat roofs require a little extra maintenance in snowy regions and integrate a different water collection system than traditional sloped roofs.
But there’s just something about a home with a flat roof that conveys minimalist elegance and style, and they’re not without their benefits. They’re easy to construct, which means flat roof replacement is much more efficient than sloped roof replacement. With the right roofing material, flat roofs can be incredibly durable, especially when it comes to withstanding strong winds. And flat roofs are easy to clean, maintain, and repair.
Flat Roof Materials
When it comes to sloped roof materials, there is a wide range of materials to choose from including traditional three-tab shingles, architectural shingles, tiles, and metal roofs. Flat roofs, on the other hand, are only available in a limited range of materials. The right material for your home may depend on the region where you live, your budget, and the style and size of your home.
These are the most common flat roof materials for use in residential homes:
● TPO Roofs: TPO roofs are manufactured using a durable, affordable, and energy-efficient single-ply membrane.
● EPDM: EPDM roofs are frequently referred to as synthetic or rubber roofing. These durable roofs are often used in garages and on top of patios.
● PVC: PVC is a higher-end flat roof option with a reputation for having a longer lifespan than other types of flat roof materials.
To get a free quote on your flat roof replacement services, contact The Construction Group in Woodbury today at 651-731-5857. Or contact us on the web to connect with a residential roofer.