Flat roofs are making a comeback on homes, schools and commercial buildings in the UK. Advancements in technology and materials mean that the market for flat roofs is increasing steadily.
By why choose a flat roof? They cost a lot less than pitched roofs, are easier to install and you can even have your own decorative finish on them. There are plenty of reasons why you might want to choose a flat roof for your building – find out here.
Flat roofs are cheaper
Flat roofs are much easier to install for obvious reasons. This means that they’re also cheaper, saving you some money.
They’re easy to maintain
Since they’re not sloping like pitched roofs, a flat roof is easier to maintain over the years. They’re not as dangerous as pitched roofs meaning you should be able to get up there yourself to do any maintenance. That is, if you feel comfortable. If not, always call a professional.
They are well-insulated
Flat roofs must be compliant with Part L of the Building Regulations 2014, so your flat roof will be properly insulated. That means that you’ll save money on your energy bills as less heat will escape through your roof.
They can have excellent acoustic properties
There are new materials on the market that can help your flat roof to meet standards for ambient, impact and reverberation noise in educational buildings. This is especially important in schools.
An insulation material known as stone wool can stop sound from impacting a building. Just ask your contractor about it to find out more.
Flat roofs are excellent for fire safety
Stone wool insulation board is also great at preventing fires, which is vital in schools and commercial buildings. According to Roofing Today, stone wool insulation provides the highest fire safety rating of any flat roof board insulation on the market. That should make you feel safe in the knowledge that your roof meets regulations.
There are so many reasons why a flat roof might be the answer for your commercial building. They certainly are making a comeback – ask a roofer about the options available to you. Find out how much you can expect a new flat roof to cost.