Why Are Most Commercial Roofs Flat? – Bob Jahn’s Roofing in Roseville and Sacramento, CA
Flat roofs have been around since the 1920s and have been part of the evolution of a “modern” America. So much so, they are extremely common and make the vast majority of commercial roofing. So why are all of these commercial buildings made with flat roofs?
What it all boils down to is cost. Flat roofs are the most economical style of industrial roof types. In addition, it is possible to add infrastructure on top of a flat roof and certain items may also be stored up there. Here at Bob Jahn’s roofing, we’ve done our fair share of commercial roofs in Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Lincoln, Auburn, Sacramento County, Placer County, and the Highway 80 Corridor. We also note that a lot of companies will also install their air conditioning units, solar panels, generators, electrical boxes, and so forth on their flat roofs. This is because it’s easier to install and hide these unison flat roofs.
Flat Roofs Are Efficient Roofs
When it comes to efficiency, flat roofs are also a clear winner. Being quicker and easier to install means that any future repairs or modifications will also be cheaper. There are also many choices to choose from in terms of membranes. There’s rubber rolled roofing, EPDM, PVC, TPO, bitumen, and built-up roofing, for example. And although there are many colors to choose from, most building owners go with white. This color reflects heat the best and might lower cooling costs and temperature.
Flat Roofs Are Easier To Clean
Finally, maintenance and drain cleaning are also much easier on flat roofs. Workers are also able to work much more easily and safer, especially in less than ideal weather conditions.
The main thing that flat roof owners have to be aware of is the disadvantage of poor drainage. Standing water or too much water building up can become a hazard. It is imperative for a contractor to properly install and maintain your roof to best alleviate this issue.
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