Flat roofs are a familiar sight throughout South Florida. Any typical mall, warehouse, apartment building, or school usually features a flat roof. This roof type is easier to install over large surfaces and is the most common choice for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
Whether choosing a roof design for a new home or replacing/repairing a current flat roof, FB Home Improvement offers much of the information needed to make informed decisions for a lasting, sturdy cover for your investment.
Flat roofs are an attractive aesthetic choice that gives homes a unique form. If you love the landscape or cityscape around your home, a flat roof can help complement that without obscuring the view.
Unlike a steeply pitched roof, most of the square footage of a flat roof is available for use, with the option to add a unique application such as a rooftop patio, garden, or green roof. Solar panels also are popular among homeowners and are much easier to install and hide from outside view.
These applications will require design considerations (such as adding guardrails and other safety protections using more heavy-duty materials to handle roof traffic and weight). The local building authority probably will require special permits, but these efforts may result in an entirely new feature to enjoy in your home.
The local building authority probably will require special permits. Flat roofs are a cost-effective option for homes – thanks to generations of use in commercial flat roof construction, modern materials, and application techniques – as viable, protective, and long-lasting alternatives to pitched roof counterparts