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Think of your roof as the first impression that people get when they look at your home. If you’re going for something traditional, then a high-pitched sloped style is right up your alley; however, if you want to go for something modern and sleek, then a flat rooftop is the one for you. At PFM Roofing, we’ve got it all covered just for you.

 

Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of flat vs. sloped roofing.

 

Water Drainage

Sloped rooftops, as the name suggests, are installed at an angle. These angles range from about 18 degrees all the way to 45 degrees. This allows for efficient water drainage and prevents things, branches, or large debris from settling on your roof.

In comparison, flat roofs are a lot more level, but for the purpose of water drainage, they do have a subtle slant to them. Flat roofs are usually installed at an angle of 0.72 degrees.

Effective water drainage is important for all roofing systems as stagnant water deteriorates your roofing materials, weakens your roof structures, and damages your home.

 

Interior Space

If you’re looking for an excellent attic space, then a sloped roof is the one you want. Sloped roofing allows for an attic space in your roof. You can turn your attic into a storage space or even another living area. But if you’re looking for high ceilings, then a flat roof is the way to go. Because there’s not much room for an attic under a flat roof, it allows you to maximize the vertical space in your home.

 

Maintenance

When it comes to your sloped rooftop, these roofing systems require a lot more care and dedication than a flat roof would. Sloped roofing systems are composed of several individual shingles and tiles, which are prone to break, bend or crack a lot quicker than flat roofing materials would.

Flat rooftops are susceptible to holes and cracks, but these can be tended to fairly quickly. However, if a significant part of your flat roofing system succumbs to damage, the whole rooftop would need to be replaced instead of a few shingles here and there.

 

Aesthetic Appeal

This all depends on the style you’re trying to achieve. Some people prefer the more traditional look of sloped roofing, whereas others look for something a little more modern, like a flat roofing system. Both can be designed and installed to suit your unique preferences.

 

Whether you’re looking for an excellent sloped roof or a professional flat roof, we at PFM Roofing can do it all for you. Give us a call today so that we can get started on your new roof.

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