What You Need to Know About Flat Roofs


There are many different types of roof designs in existence. With the advancement in roofing materials, you can select a roof design that fits your house. These days, we generally recommend homeowners install flat roofs. This can make your roofing installation and your home better in several ways.

Easier Installation

Unlike sloped roofs, which need to be angled and held properly, flat roofs are easier to install due to their flat nature. With sloped roofs, getting the angle right requires more preparation to hold it in place. With flat roofs, you only need to set the roofing materials down and get installing. It also costs less since there’s less preparation involved.

Contemporary and Updated Look

Although sloped roofing has existed for centuries, flat roofs are more modern in look and more affordable to install. This means you get a better look while spending less.

Additional Space Upstairs

With a flat roof, you suddenly have space for more things. For example, you can move your air conditioning condenser or heater to the roof. You can also install solar panels, which can help with your energy bill.

For more creative uses, you can even build a garden on your roof. The topsoil can even act as secondary gutters since the soil and the plants will absorb all of the excess water from rain and snow.

Accessibility Overhead

Keeping your roof accessible is important when you consider what needs to be checked and maintained. Whether you install panels, dishes or gutter systems, a flat roof is simply easier to navigate.

Summit Point Roofing Co., the leading residential and commercial roofers in the state, are proud to help you build an affordable and accessible home. Call us today at (616) 622-6343 for Ada and (248) 480-8600 for Highland. We cater to homeowners in Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI.


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