Flat roofs have been used as a style of roofing for hundreds of years, but in the last few decades, they have taken on more sophisticated materials and technologies. If constructed correctly by a professional roofing contractor, flat roofs offer several unique benefits that make them a popular choice for roofs on Phoenix-area homes. Here are some features of flat roofs and why they are a good choice for Arizona residents:
The Benefits of Flat Roof Design
Flat roofs are not truly flat but rather are built with a slope of about 10 degrees for water drainage. But because their pitch is so minimal, they offer several unique advantages to homeowners and the roofing contractors that work on them. Flat roofs are much easier and safer to inspect, clean, and repair. As a result, flat roofs often last a very long time since repairs can be made quickly and easily. When built well, flat roofs are also excellent for home insulation and can save energy by maximizing cooling of your home.
Drainage and Flat Roofs
Because flat roofs have only slight slopes, a proper drainage system is crucial. To avoid the possibility of inadequate drainage, it’s important to only hire a qualified roofing contractor with flat roof experience. The most common drainage method includes scuppers around the perimeter of the roof, which drain water off the edge.
Insulation of Flat Roofs
Homes built with flat roofs that are well insulated with foam can enjoy reduced utility bills and cooling costs. Saving energy this way helps the environment, but flat roofs also reflect less heat for an added eco-friendly benefit.
An important part of a durable flat roof is the material used in construction. Lyons Roofing uses high-quality materials to ensure that your flat roof provides your home with optimal benefits. Call us at (602) 276-5515 to learn more, or visit us on the web to read about our roofing services and experience.