Commercial Flat Roof FAQs

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commercial flat roof FAQsIf you own a commercial building, or if you’re planning to have one constructed, the roof is critically important. Flat roofs are commonly used on businesses. Here are some commercial flat roof FAQs that can help you figure out if this is the best option for your company.

Why Should You Install a Flat Roof?

A flat roof requires less material than a sloped roof, which makes it easier and less expensive to install. In addition, a flat roof is energy efficient and relatively simple to maintain. That means you’ll get to save money when you have the roof installed and throughout its lifespan.

Is a Flat Roof Completely Flat?

No. Despite its name, a commercial flat roof actually slopes slightly to keep water from collecting in large puddles on the roof’s surface. A flat roof slopes downward ¼” to ½” for every foot in the roof’s length.

What Types of Materials Can Be Used to Construct a Flat Roof?

There are several options, including built-up roofing, modified bitumen, and EPDM. If you aren’t sure which material would be best for your company, the team at LaBrusciano Roofing & Exteriors can discuss your needs and goals, the size of the building, costs for materials and labor, and other factors to help you make a decision.

How Long Does a Flat Roof Last?

Flat roofs on commercial buildings typically last 20 years or longer. With any type of roof, routine maintenance is critical. A flat roof should be inspected on a regular basis, and any necessary repairs should be made promptly so that a small problem doesn’t turn into a major one. Routine inspections and maintenance can help your flat roof last and give you a good return on your investment.

Get an Estimate for a Commercial Flat Roof

If you think a flat roof might be the best choice for your business, or if you would like to get more information, contact LaBrusciano Roofing & Exteriors. We can discuss these commercial flat roof FAQs, provide any additional information that you might need, help you figure out if a flat roof is the right option for your company, and give you a quote. Call us today at (610)624-8850.