A flat roof does offer many benefits, such as less maintenance and being a lot more cost effective to build than a pitched roof
If you are building a brand new home off plan, you might want to consider calling a Roofer Liverpool to install a flat roof. This type of roof has several benefits and you may want Flat roofing Leeds if you want to cut back on building costs. The cost of installing a flat roof to your home is a lot less than installing a pitched roof. A pitched roof will require far more building materials and this means you will have to pay more. When a flat roof has been fitted, it will also require less maintenance than a conventional pitched roof and the maintenance costs for a flat roof are also usually a lot less.
Builders do however advise that new home builders or existing homeowners carefully weigh up the pros and cons if they are thinking about installing a flat roof to their new home. In addition to lowered costs the flat roof will also give the constructed home a more modern and trendy appearance. What’s more installing a pitched roof will mean spending more on guttering as with a flat roof the gutters and downpipes typically form part of the roof as planning must be done, during construction to ensure that rainwater doesn’t pool on the surface of the flat roof and cause the roof to leak. Roof leaks are probably one of the biggest drawbacks of a flat roof and it is imperative that the roof has a suitable and effective drainage system. If not, the collected rainwater pools and the water will seep into or leak into the house.
Fitting a flat roof gives the property owner more flexibility should they eventually wish to build up and the need to take down roof trusses and the actual roof is eliminated. When the flat roof is to serve as the foundations for an added extension, the flat roof must be structurally reinforced for the roof to be able to handle the added load.
There are many advantages provided by a flat roof, and because of this, you may want to place serious consideration on this type of roofing if you building a brand new home off plan.