According to expert opinion, the specific composition of a flat roof is undemanding in its maintenance. In addition, the gravel and tar structures that form the basis of a flat roof stand the test of time: the shelf life of a flat roof is around 30 years. Thanks to the products used in the roofing system, a flat roof can resist basic elemental damage and stand up to hazards of nature more effectively than a sloped roof.
Flat roof gives you space and that’s why they are popular not only in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings but also acquire their share within the residential property. You can use a well-maintained flat roof as storage or recreational area. In this way, it will be an effective roofing solution at an affordable price. For a commercial business where space is a very important factor, storing exhaust pipes, AC vent, or other heavy equipment on the roof appears to be a great tangential benefit. The symmetrical design of the flat roof allows it to support heavy equipment unlike sloped roofs.
ACCESS & MAINTENANCE
Flat roofs can be accessed extremely easily and safely as they have very little slope. It is especially handy when it comes to performing visual maintenance checks to determine if any fixing is needed, cleaning debris, handling the necessary flat roofing repairs, and clearing out the rain gutters. Flat roofing maintenance becomes the piece of cake with the ability to get up there and get any problem fixed easily. In addition, a variety of flat roof coatings and other specialized materials allows keeping this system in a great condition with little effort allowing to avoid costly repairs.
As flat roofs don’t require any decorative materials like shingles on the surface, it makes them economically reasonable roofing solutions for any home or property owner who prefers to keep installation costs low. Moreover, the future maintenance and even repair of these roofs are easy and very affordable due to the minimum level of complexity in contrast to sloped roofs.
Toronto and GTA area is well-known for its pretty unpredictable weather which can change drastically in less than no time. Flat roofs are the best solution in such an environment as they suffer the least amount of damage from the wind compared to angled roofing systems. For example, shingles could be easily exposed to a strong wind that can cause repairs concerns. Furthermore, there are a variety of professional flat roofing solutions that can be applied to increase the water-resistance of the roof, increase its density (reduced risk of punctures), and provide a higher level of protection from UV damage.