Flat Roof – Resources and Information

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Over the ages people built houses so they can live comfortably knowing that a roof is over their head.  A roof has been a major design consideration when constructing a new home. At the inception of engineering design concept, the flat roof has turned out to be one of the popular roofing design used by most home owners today.  Flat roofs can be described as a horizontal covering on a house or building usually made of concretes or CI sheets. It is easy to build and economical making it one of the most common roofing structure across the world.

King Koating offers repair, installation and maintenance service which increases your roof’s life span and guarantees your safety as well. Flat roof is of many types, we have asphalt build up, EPDM, PVC membrane roofing, TPO, coal tar pitch build up roof and so on.

The flat roof is horizontal but with a little inclination so water won’t pile up on the roof. Some of the problems associated with a roofing system are its strength and durability as well as its life span reduces especially when it continually absorbs moisture. It is better to build it with materials that do not absorb water. Flat roofs are at their very best especially in hot countries but using it in cold countries where snow falls is regular it may be dangerous. Snow deposits on the roof top will result into cracks and eventually gets damaged. This does not make flat roof the best option in cold countries. Having to use flat roof in such areas means regular cleaning and using other material when designing such structure so that snow would not cause it harm. This could be costly and that is why roof slops are prevalent in cold countries.

Having a flat roof structure offers several kinds of benefits. You can use full room space under such roof; the roof top can be used as a place to relax and sit or even have a little vegetation; solar panels could easily be placed there too. Flat roof need proper and regular maintenance check for cracks, water or any other form of damage resulting from either rainfall or thunder storm. These damages have to be identified and repaired immediately and water should be removed within 24-48hours at the most.

If you are looking to have a flat roof but don’t know where to find a reliable contractor, the internet is a good way to start. You can discuss with friends or others as they could be of help in finding a contractor. Finding a contractor through the internet would save you much times and money. Having a good flat roof depends on the professionalism and experience of your contractor. You need a contractor with a reputable standard, proper job understanding, and time frame agreement, approved by a local contractor agency . It is always good to ensure your contractor has all of these qualities giving you a long lasting roof.

 

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