When you’re designing your dream home, you’ve got plenty of decisions to make from choosing a siding color to designing your roof. One of the most unique styles of residential roof is a flat roof.

If you’re considering a flat roof design for your roof but you’re still undecided, The Construction Group is here to help. In this post, we’re covering everything you need to know to decide if you want a flat roof for your new construction home. After reading about the pros and cons of flat roof houses, give our residential roofers a call!

Considering a Flat Roof

Like all types of roofs and roofing materials, flat roofs have their advantages and disadvantages. Typically used for commercial applications as well as outbuildings and sheds, flat roofs are also used for modern and contemporary residential building designs. Unlike traditional shingles and architectural roof designs, flat roofs are manufactured using a single-ply membrane and underlayment.

Pros of a Residential Flat Roof

One of the best things about installing a flat roof for your home is the cost. Flat roofs are affordable to install due to both the cost of materials and the relatively speedy installation when compared to other types of roofs. Additionally, flat roofs tend to require infrequent repairs and are quite durable.

From a maintenance and cleaning perspective, flat roofs are easier to handle than sloped roofs. Unlike sloped roofs, flat roofs can typically be accessed much more safely and easily and they’re fairly simple to clean. And if you’re thinking of installing solar panels on your roof, a flat roof makes this easier to do.

But perhaps the best reason to consider installing a flat roof is the architectural design. Flat roofs can look simple and attractive, making them an excellent choice for modern home constructions.

Cons of Flat Roof Installation

Although flat roofs have plenty of advantages, they aren’t without their disadvantages as well. One of the biggest issues with flat roofs is that the design options are fairly limited. Most flat roofs are available in a very slim selection of colors and styles depending on the type of material.

Flat roofs also have a shorter lifespan than most architectural or three-tab shingles. You can expect most flat roofs to last for up to 15 years on average.

Finally, flat roofs can be more difficult to drain than traditional residential roofs. However, don’t let that deter you if you love the idea of a flat roof. Your contractor can recommend the right drainage option for your home.

In addition to flat roofs, The Construction Group installs a complete range of residential roofs including:

●        Cedar

●        Asphalt

●        Flat roof

●        Architectural shingles

●        And more

To get a free quote on residential roof replacement services, contact our roof contractors at 651-731-5857 or connect with us on the web to learn more about roofing options for your home. We can’t wait to help you design your dream home!