A flat roof looks and performs very differently compared to a traditional sloped roof such as shingles, tiles, or metal. While its not designed to be a water shedding system, because it has a low pitch, flat roofing can still protect your home from leaks and severe weather. Today, there is a wide range of cutting edge flat roof systems that offer distinct pros and cons, longevity, and of course, price.
In this guide:
Flat roofing materials
Cost of installation
Importance of insulation
Maintenance and repair
Unique applications and benefits
Types of flat roofs
A classic flat roof is either almost completely level or has a very slight pitch of 3 in 12 inches or less.
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