Gauging finances can be difficult but it really all goes back to what the person wants which is what makes it complicated. A flat roof has a lot of positive aspects over a traditional sloped roof but that doesn’t mean that a flat roof is always the answer for everything.
If you have a house that is made out of cement which is very traditional outside of the US then having a flat roof is just part of the house itself. Every time something happens to it you can just put on a little bit more tar and that is really all there is to it. However, if you are reading this, chances are you’re in Texas or Louisiana or in some southern part of the United States and our houses here aren’t made out of cement.
Since our homes are made out of beams and sheetrock a flat roof is trickier because a flat roof would then need a covering to go on top of it. Such a covering would be TPO or modified bitumen, which are just fancy ways of saying asphalt, to oversimplify.
Houston flat roof financial comparison
Whereas having a roof installed on your house during the initial building of the house there might not be much difference from one to the other the real value comes in at the repair of a flat roof. Due to the nature of a sloped roof if you needed to make a major repair to the roof you would have to take off a lot of shingles and then you could be able to get to some of the planks that are underneath the shingles. There are usually other layers in between the shingles to the boards. Then you have to have somebody who can put the shingles back on once the repair has been done.
A flat roof repair could cost anywhere from $500 to $800 to do it properly. If you compare the price of a flat roof repair to a complete roof replacement of a traditional sloped roof it’s a no-brainer.
If you need any help with your flat roof repair please contact us so we can send the best person over to your house or your commercial property to figure out what is the best answer to be able to take care of any issues you may have.