Roof Types

If you already did some research and found that flat roofs are actually cheaper to install than slanted or pitched roofing systems, you might have already decided that you want to get a flat roof for your home or shed. However, before making that decision, it’s important to find out as much as possible about the long term costs associated with both types of roofs, and then find out whether or not that’s the best course of action.


It’s true that flat roofs typically made using polyurethane, single-ply or built-up designs are a more cheaper alternative to sloped gable or hipped roofs. While the former can be installed for as little as $6,000 on a moderately sized home in an area like California, you’ll find that, if all the parameters stay the same, the same size for a sloped roof will cost you more than $1,000 extra.


Fortunately, depending on where you live, a beautifully designed sloped roof might actually be the more practical option. For example, if it constantly rains in your area, then it’s better to install a slanted roof to ensure that the roof won’t be as heavily damaged by rainwater and hail over the years. Also, future maintenance costs can be far lower for certain types of sloped roofs, including metal and concrete – which also have significantly larger lifespans than most types of roofing systems that you might consider buying, take a look

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