Clean Sleek Designs
When it comes to sleek, modern style, nothing compares to a flat roof. These roofs are constructed with predominantly straight lines and very low pitches that do not distract from the architecture of the building, and they work well in spaces where the homeowner wants the house to blend in with nature.
Maximize Natural Light
Flat roofs allow more of the sun’s light to enter through exterior windows. They also do not create long shadows across lawns. This allows families to leave their lights off during the day and utilize more of their outdoor spaces for recreational activities.
Flat roofs can be utilized for more than simply protecting the interior of the home against the elements. Staircases can be built from the interior of the home to the roof, and recreational sitting areas can be built directly onto the roof. This is a great alternative for city-dwellers to create functional outdoor spaces where ground level recreational areas would be impossible to build.
Another great way to utilize the space on the flat roof is by creating a rooftop garden. Planter boxes can be built on the surface of the roof to grow tomatoes, lettuce, green beans and peppers as well as many other fruits and vegetables. Plants grown on a flat roof benefit from full sun and rain and limited pests.
Flat roofs inherently have certain green features, including the ability to deflect the sun’s rays to maintain a cooler roof surface. They are also well-insulated to minimize heat transfer from the inside of the house to the outside and vice versa. Flat roofs can also be utilized to collect rain water, and solar panels can be installed to harness the sun’s rays for electricity.
To learn more about how our Dallas roofing company, Roofing Giant, can help you build the flat roof of your dreams, contact us today at 214-444-9552. We provide free roof inspections and estimates.