There are a few misconceptions about both flat roofs and low-slope roofs that have circulated among homeowners over the years. Consequently, these myths discourage people from considering them. CMS Roofing, home of your trusted roofing contractors, is here to debunk all those misconceptions and show homeowners their benefits.
Flat Roofs Cannot Withstand Heavy Snowfall
Flat roofs can, in fact, support strong snow loads. When contractors, architects and engineers create a roof design, they take into account every aspect of a house when it comes to various weather conditions.
Low-Slope Roofs Cannot be Insulated
This is untrue because each roofing system can have insulation despite the lack of roof pitch. All roofs can have proper insulation with the right materials, which will be selected based on their suitable for the location of your home and the climate condition.
Flat Roofs Have a Flat Surface
In reality, a flat roof is a misnomer since it isn’t fully flat. People tend to take the term literally. They may believe that the roof has a flat surface and, therefore, water damage is more likely to be the end result. Each flat roof is actually constructed with a slight pitch to drain water towards the roof edge.
Low-Slope Roofs Are Prone to Leaks
Every roof is actually prone to leaks, especially without proper maintenance and timely repairs. Low-slope roofs are harder to maintain than steep-slope roofs, but that doesn’t automatically mean they are more prone to leaks than any other roof type. The best thing you could do for your low-slope roof is to establish preventive maintenance habits. You should schedule roof care with the right company.
There are plenty of roofing companies out there, but none quite like CMS Roofing. We have fully trained teams to install a flat roofing system in your home with excellent results. You can call us at (803) 732-5558 for more information. You can also fill out our contact form to receive a free project estimate. We serve homeowners in Charlotte, Charleston and Columbia, NC