Flat Roofs

Summary: Flat roofs are less expensive than pitched roofs and will not block windows above. A flat roof has a slight inclination but water runs off freely.

Carl, Is building a flat roof style home practical in an area that has a lot of snow and rain in the winter time?

And, is the cost of the flat roof more or less than a pitched roof?

Hi Tony,

Flat roofs are practical in almost any climate if they are properly and professionally installed and maintained.

I personally like flat roofs. I have had flat roofs on parts of houses in Western MI. Weather doesn’t get much worse than there.

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In heavy snow areas, maintenance may include roof snow removal if necessary. The weight of the snow on a flat roof is greater...continued.

Carl Heldmann