Flat roofing systems are common among commercial roofing. While many choose flat roofing systems, some may have their doubts. But here are some common misconceptions about flat roofs.
Myth #1: Flat Roofs Are Flat
While their name may imply they are faulty, flat roofs are actually raised slightly and slope a bit to provide proper drainage. If a flat roof was in fact flat, water would build up on the roof and cause extensive damage that roof repair may not even be able to fix.
Myth #2: Flat Roofs Require More Roofing Repairs
The myth that flat roofs leak more and require more roofing repairs is a myth that needs debunking. Roof leaking is a serious concern, and at some point, commercial roofing may begin to leak and require roofing repairs. But flat roofs are no more prone to leaking than other types of roofing systems. In fact, if installed properly by commercial roofers, a flat roof can have a long lifespan. Flat roofs are built with a complete liner designed to keep water out of commercial buildings.
Myth #3: Flat Roofs Are Expensive
This is false. Flat roofing systems are often cheaper than and just as durable as other roofing systems. A commercial roofing company can properly install a flat roofing system at a cost-efficient price. The reason flat roofs are easier on the budget is because they require fewer materials and fewer installation hours than other similar roofing systems. Many commercial business owners choose flat roofing systems because of their long life span and affordability.
A flat roofing system could be the right choice for your commercial building. If you have considered a flat roof or are in need of flat roof repair, Certified Commercial roofing is here to help. Call us today for more information.