Why You Should Choose a Flat Roof or a Concrete, Slate, or Tile Roof: Being a natural stone, slate and tile roofs are strong and durable providing optimal longevity. Tile roof systems greatly increase your home's value by having a beautiful look to your new roof. Flat roofs provide a superior moisture barrier for your flat pitched roof.
Why You Should Consider a Different Roofing Material: A Flat roof may hold water as they are not pitched to have water run off. Slate and tile roof systems can be very heavy anywhere between 700 to 1400 lbs. per square. They also sometimes are fragile if stepped on and replacement can be hard.
Cost/Lifespan: A flat roof will usually cost around $250 to $350 per roof square and will last about 50 years. Depending on the material a tile roof will cost you anywhere from $10 per square foot to $25 per square foot and will last you over 100 years .
Flat roofs are i becoming more popular to new construction residential homes as homeowners are going with a more modern, low slope design to their roof. Anything 2/12 pitch and under needs a flat roof. Different types of flat roofs are EPDM (adhesive application), PVC, and TPO which is a welded application. All flat roofs are pitched with flat insulation board for water run off. Concrete Slate or tile roofs are one of the best roof systems out there right along with metal roofs. They are a lifetime roof system and provide superior durability to keep the elements from breaking down your home. The awarding beauty of a slate or tile roof will provide phenomenal curb appeal along with increasing the longevity of your home. It is important that only professional installers handle the application of your new custom roof and the Up North Exteriors team is certified to Install these breathtaking roof systems.