Sky High: Repairing and Restoring Your Roof
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Sky High: Repairing and Restoring Your Roof

Welcome to my blog, my name is Daisy. A few years ago, my husband and I purchased an old house which required a lot of work. We spent many weeks gutting the place and installing new flooring, painting the walls and clearing the garage space of junk. However, my favourite part of renovating the house was the roof. I loved climbing onto the roof to inspect the tiles, removing and recycling the broken ones and replacing the gaps with new tiles. I also learnt how to waterproof and maintain our roof so that we can avoid problems in the future. I started this blog to help others who are interested in carrying out restoration or repair work on the roof of their home.


Sky High: Repairing and Restoring Your Roof

What's It Like To Have A Flat Commercial Roof?

Hunter Prescott

There are a number of different roof types that can be installed on a commercial building. The choice between the different types of roofing systems is often based on a combination of factors. These include the upfront costs of commercial roof installation and the various benefits associated with each type of roofing system.

This article discusses the good and bad side of flat roofing systems on commercial buildings, for the benefit of business owners looking undertake the installation of one such roofing system.

The Good Side Of Flat Commercial Roofing Systems

Flat roofing systems are preferred over their sloped counterparts for a number of reasons. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Affordability: Affordability is among the main factors for the preference of flat roofing systems. The upfront cost of flat roof installation is often lower than that of installing a sloped roof. This is because the installation of a flat roof often does not involve use of shingles and similar decorative building materials on the roof surface.
  • Ease of access: Flat roofing systems are also preferred for commercial buildings because they're easily accessible. Ease of access to commercial roof areas proves to be important when the time comes for roof maintenance and repair-related activities. The ease of accessibility makes it easier for interested property owners to undertake DIY commercial roof repairs. Because shingles and other decorative items are not required on a flat roof, the cost of roof maintenance is also often lower than that of a sloped roofing system.
  • More useable space: Flat commercial roofs are also advantageous in the sense that they increase the amount of useable space within the commercial entity. The flat surface of the roof provides sufficient space for the commercial roof to be put to alternative use. Commercial property owners can transform the flat roof into an office cafeteria, or the space can be used for the installation of air conditioning units and related appliances.

The Bad Side Of Flat Commercial Roofing Systems

  • Drainage: One of the major drawbacks associated with flat roofing systems is that they don't drain as easily as their sloped counterparts. Puddling of rainwater after a storm is more common on flat roofs than it is on sloped roofing systems. As such, flat commercial roofing systems are more likely to suffer water damage.
  • Weight: Flat roofs are also often heavier than their sloped counterparts. Property owners may need to have the structural strength of the building reinforced before the installation of a flat commercial roofing system as a result of the additional weight.

For more information and options, talk with professional commercial roofing companies, such as A.C.R. Roofing Pty Ltd.