Many people are under the impression that flat roofs are leaky, expensive, and difficult to maintain. While these are unfair accusations for such a chic and stylish roof style, these baseless myths continue to daunt people. In this post, Diamond Roofing Specialists Inc., your trusted roofing company, disprove some flat roof misconceptions.
Contrary to popular belief, snow is actually easy to manage. Although the weight of snow can increase the burden on any structure, commercial buildings are designed to bear wind, seismic, furniture, and occupant loads. All structures are also constructed to withstand snow load conditions in any area, regardless of roof pitch.
Moreover, flat roofs can be tremendously low. They can seamlessly blend in with their surrounding while providing additional insulation.
Proper roofing can ensure minimal maintenance. Nevertheless, just like any roof, clearing debris from drains and scuppers must be done every once in awhile for the upkeep of your flat roofs. If you don’t have the time to do so, ask for professional help.
Technically, flat roofs are not even. They have an integrated pitch with a minimum of a quarter of an inch per foot that allows water to shed. There are, however, two ways remove standing water on flat roofs. The most uncomplicated method is to pitch the roof to a scupper or roof edge. You can also discard water by using pipes.
With the appropriate kind of material and design, any roof can keep any structure dry. Nonetheless, a flat roof can compete with a pitched roof in terms of its weathering qualities. Entrust your property to professional installers who are committed to providing excellent roofing, though.
At Diamond Roofing Specialists Inc., our nearly half-century of commercial roofing experience has helped ensure our clients of proficiency and stability. Our skilled and highly trained roofers will install, maintain, or repair your flat roofs. To get the job done right, call us at (203) 303-4006 and learn more. We serve different areas in and around Waterbury, Watertown, and Danbury, CT.