Benefits of A Flat Roof

What kind of roof is right for your property? The style you choose can have an impact on the look of your property should you decide to sell in the future and adds to what’s known as curb appeal. Today, we’re talking about flat roofs as we know how popular they are for their stylish and contemporary look. Is this the type of a roof you should go for? It really depends a lot on what you prefer and also whether a flat roof is right for type of property, so we’ll be covering the advantages and disadvantages here.


The cost of a flat roof is one reason why it’s worth consideration, giving a modern roof that’s not cost an arm and a leg. This is might be one option you’re drawn to if you’re on a tight budget.


If you have a flat roof you can store things on it. Although this may not be a great idea if you get a lot of bad weather. You could also use it to store solar panels or create a rooftop garden. Flat roofs are versatile, and you can do what you like with them, so they give you so much more than just a mere roof.

Flat Roof Installation

Flat roofs are also quick to install so you won’t have to wait too long before moving back in. Any repairs needed in the future are easy and quick to deal with, and many roof repairs can be done in a day, even a complete re-roofing.

Safe and Easy Inspection

Another advantage is that a flat roof is safe and easy to inspect, it’s so much easier to check sidings and clean your gutters without the fear of falling off, it’s a job you can do yourself without having to call someone out.

What Are The Disadvantages Of Flat Roofs Then?

Well, although they’re very stylish, they won’t fit in very well if you live in a street full of pitched roofs, and obviously won’t look good on a house with a classic, more traditional style. We mentioned earlier that flat roofs are so versatile and there’s such a lot you can do with them, like have a garden, solar panels, storage etc. However, with all that extra room on top you lose it inside the house. You’ll forfeit living space and you won’t have an attic or loft you can convert in order to give yourself an extra room. There’s less room for insulation too so keeping the house warm may not be as satisfactory.


Drainage can be an issue with flat roofs and additional measures may need to be taken that will add to the cost. Pitched roofs on the other hand drain much easier.

J Gordon Roofing – The Best Roofers in West Lothian

Now you’ve had the advantages and disadvantages of a flat roof, you’ll now be able to make an informed decision as to whether it’s the right choice for your home. If you’d like to talk it over with us, then give us a call and we’d be even happier if you decided to go with us for your flat or pitched roof installation. We can show you our previous work and talk to you about what it all entails. Get in touch and let’s start talking.