Almost every structure requires a roof. But the question is what type of roof is best for your project? All roofing systems have their own advantages or disadvantages and it is important to know what you need in a roof. You may have noticed that most of the commercial roofs in Phoenix are flat.
Here are some of the main reasons flat roofs are so popular:
Maintenance – a flat surface makes it easier and safer to work on
Easy access – flat roofs are typically connected by a stairwell, making it easy to bring the necessary equipment with you or to use the roof as a storage space. For some businesses this also gives the option of having more space to entertain clients or customers by turning the space, or part of it, into a deck for customers to enjoy the outdoors.
Lower cost of installation– Flat roofs are usually quicker to install than other roofing systems, saving you money.
Greater Fire Safety – As the structure is made with steel rather than wood there is a higher fire safety rating.
Best use of space – From floor to ceiling, flat roofs allow you to use all the space.
Great for HVAC – you can place your air conditioner and/or heater on the roof. Which is usually impossible for slanted roofs.
As we can see there are many benefits to flat roofs, making them a very practical option for a wide variety of roofing projects.