While going for a walk, take a look at the architecture of the surrounding houses. Notice how there are many different roofing styles. A flat roof is a distinct and beautiful structure on any home or building. If your home has a flat roof or you may be considering purchasing a home with one, read about some quick facts on this roof.
A pitched Bloomington roofing allows water to easily run off the surface and to the gutters. It is clear that a flat roof is not able to do that. Standing water may occur along with debris. It is important for regular clearing of debris to help with the lifespan of the roof. Because there is no natural drainage for flat roofs, this can shorten the lifespan because of material and debris build-up.
The lack of pitch on a flat roof makes it susceptible to leaking. Insurance companies take note of this right away. Typically your rates will be higher if you own a home with a flat roof.
A great benefit of a flat roof is that it allows for your home to have more space. There are no sharp slanting walls, instead straight walls with ample livable space.
An interesting aspect to a flat roof is that it is designed to absorb heat. Think about how a pitched roof only has direct sun light at certain times of a day, therefore only absorbing heat during that time. A pitched roof is only fully exposed at high time whereas a flat roof is always getting full, direct sunlight. That means that during the summer your air conditioner will have to work extra hard. This is not necessarily a benefit during Midwest winters since the sun is at its lowest point of the year. This means that it will not necessarily significantly help heat your home.
There are many more details of a flat roof, and Snap Construction is here to help. Snap can help with your Bloomington roofing, siding, windows, insulation, decking, and storm damage projects. This information is provided to you by Snap Construction, a full service construction company of Bloomington, MN.