Pros And Cons Of Flat Roof

December 22, 2016  //  Posted by: Buildcon Inc  //  Category: Roofing
Pros and cons of flat roofs

Advantages and disadvantages of flat roofs

There are plenty of types of roofs but the one which is most controversial is flat roof. Such roofs are basically used on outbuildings are large buildings. Flat roofs are very good and have several pros but on the same hand it also has its own set of issues.  Hence if you are considering flat roof as your new roofing option then you must know about them in detail. Roofing is great decision about home and you cannot take chance to make any mistake. It’s not like paint or any piece of furniture wherein if disaster happens, you can change it easily. Roofing is a big deal and hence while making the final decision, you need to make proper research and check out whether flat roof will be suitable for your residence or not. Here are some of the pros and cons of flat roof which will help you know whether you can install it at your home or not.

Pros of flat roof

One of the biggest pros of flat roof is that it is less expensive. When it comes to the materials or let’s says initial building cost or let’s says installation method, everything is just within the budget. Flat roofs are much affordable and even the maintenance of flat roof is also easy. The maintenance and upkeep of flat roof is also much easy and affordable. One of other biggest advantages of having flat roof installed in your home is that now you can make use of flat roof once it is done. You can also place your air conditioning unit on the terrace and save the indoor space. It will also make your home to look larger. You can also go for installing solar panels on your roof if you are opting for flat roofs. You can also make a roof garden on the top of the roof or you can also go for designing a living roof. The chances of using a flat roof are endless and this can be one of the greatest benefits of having flat roof in your home.

Cons of flat roof

Major disadvantage of installing flat roof is its drainage which probably lacks thereof. Flat roofs do drain properly but not as much as that of other types of roof. Hence water is having the tendency to puddle and remain just on the roof. This can lead to breakage of roofing materials and it can also lead to leaks and basically along the seams. Another con is of the lacking of the options of roofing materials. Majority of the flat roof makes use of the EPDM, TPO, rolled roofing or the bitumen. All these things are comparatively very much costly and it is also pretty much easy to install. But majority of them have very limited life of 10 to 15 years. Rubber shingles can be made available which can be installed in conjunction along with rolled rubber roofing. Many new materials are also introduced like PVC roofing, polycarbonate roofing which are designed to last for long time but they are very costly and there is no guarantee for how long they will last.

Installation of New Roof

July 19, 2015  //  Posted by: Lucy  //  Category: Roofing

installing a roofConstruction of home is not a simple thing to construct, it needs many things to be considered at the time of constructing like materials, persons to be needed while constructing, and many more matters. Roofing is another important aspect that the homeowners need to be considered at the time of construction of home. Because roof is shelter for your home and it protects the home from snow, wind, storm, rainwater, etc. many things which is taken into consideration before installing the new roof on home. Different roofing contractors have different methods and styles to construct the roof and have many materials that can be helpful for roofing. Necessary steps are required to be followed for better roofing with no problems of drainage or poor installation. This article will help you to ascertain which is necessary criteria for complying the roofing construction.


  1. Select the appropriate roofing style which will be suitable and efficient for your roof. The role of roofing contractor comes into action because contractor helps the homeowners to elect the best and appropriate methods of roofing for their home structure.


  1. The surface of the home where the roof is going to be installed must be well leveled and eligible for the roofing to be installed. All the work like flashing on the surface of the roof, leveling, detect the damages and leakages in the surface of the home. After clearing all the defects the roof can be installed on the surface of the home.


  1. The roofing contractor must collect all the materials needed for the roofing because at the time of installing the roof if the materials are not appropriate than there are odds of poor installation of roof. Even good quality materials should be used for the construction of the roof because it can increase the life of the roof installed.


  1. After completing the work of selecting the materials for the roof and applying the exact equipments for better roofing installation in home, the work of constructing the roof should be completed and placed it on the top surface of the home.


  1. Proper support of the roof must be constructed for better durable period of the roof because this back up support will help the roof to sustain more and less chances of disintegrating. Proper edges of the roof must be cut so that it does not harm the home as well as the workers working on the roof.


  1. Proper installation of roof will be very helpful for the homeowners because it will increase the durable of roof and it will last for a long period of time. at the end of installation the roof must be cleaned and made tidy so that it can be appropriate to the home.


At the end final inspection is very necessary of the roof installed because this inspection will be useful for the homeowners as well as the roofing contractors to know any defects in the installation of roofing. Proper cutting of edges, flashing, leveled surface, cleaning, detection of cracks, etc can be known if there are any of such issues. This inspection helps the contractor to rectify the mistakes and repair the remaining problems for perfect installation of r

Most Common Roofing Styles

December 21, 2014  //  Posted by: Lucy  //  Category: Roofing

common roof stlesThere are many roofing styles and methods which are available in the field of constructing the roof. But there are certain methods of roofing which are very common and mostly seen in the top surface of the house of different home owners like metal roofing, asphalt roofing, wood roofing, tile roofing, etc. for the home owners who want to invest their money in the appropriate and with less expenditure, this roofing styles will be more suitable for their foundation of the home. Each and every roofing method has its advantages and is also supplied with the disadvantages. It upon the home owners which roofing method they select and opt for installing it as their home roof. The most common roofing methods and styles which are observed in the house of different people are as follows.

Common Roofing Styles:

  • Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is the most efficient roofing methods which are widely seen in the market and opt for because there ream nay advantages which are generated by installing metal roofing method as your roof. It is fire resistant and saves the interiors of the home from snow, rain water, fire, storm, etc. Metal roof is more durable in nature and can sustain for long period of life. It is not only efficient but the looks of the roof are also changes. Now colorful and stylish metal roofing is available in the market which looks more elegant on the house once it is installed. The maintenance cost of metal roofing is less as compared to other roofing methods.


  • Asphalt Roofing

It is considered to be the oldest and ancient roofing method. Asphalt roofing has the main advantage of longer life. It is durable for more than eighty years which is most preferable for the home owners who are installing asphalt roofing method in their home. Asphalt means stones; it is made up of natural components which are environment friendly in nature and does not harm or damage the environment. Asphalt roofing is expensive to be installed and must maintain properly by the home owners because its maintenance cost is also high as compared to other roofing styles.


  • Tile Roofing

Another common roofing style is tile roofing methods. These tiles are made up of natural elements such as clay and sand which does not harm the environment and is durable in nature. It is considered to be the most ancient roofing style which is still prevailing in the market and home owners also install it. There are different structures and patterns available with fascinating colors which increase the thrust of installing it in the roof by the home owners. Tile roofing style keeps the home cooler in hot temperatures and maintains the temperature of the home when it is winter.


  • Shingles Roofing

Shingle roofing style is other roofing method which is most common and seen o n the top surface of the home. Shingles like wood, slate, tiles, metal, etc are used to place it on the surface of the roof and made it fix which does not let the water or any drainage to flow and damage the interiors of the home. This roofing style last for a long period of time which is beneficial to the home owners.

Different Roof Construction Ideas

March 21, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Roofing

Roof Construction IdeasRoof construction is an essential aspect of your home decoration. Roofs are also constructed in many different shapes and forms. Various materials are used for manufacturing roofs. The styles and the costs of roofs vary considerably.

You need to know about the various kinds of roof types so that you can construct the roof efficiently. First, you can pick the butterfly roof for your house which is perfect but expensive. Then there is gable roof top which has two slopes attached at the centre giving a triangular look.

Hip roof which has four slopes instead of two. Flat roof is that which gives a smooth look to your homes. Skillion roof is that which is inclined slightly but is basically a flat roof. After you select the style, the material the roof will be made up of is important.

Materials like wood, asphalt, metal etc are used popularly. Consider your budget while selecting the material and style. Hire a professional roofing contractor if possible.

Information on dormer roof conversion

September 17, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Roofing

dormer roof conversion, roofingHaving a good and beautiful house is a great way to enhance a good atmosphere too. If you are planning to do some sort of a renovation for your roof, then you should definitely go for a dormer roof conversion. They have a mixed essence of country and vintage styled European decor which can change the entire look of the house. Dormer roofs also are also very good for the house as they don’t take up extra outward space.

You need to have special permissions for your roof extensions. The rules applied are more or less same for all states. You need to have the development legal allowance, the rights to your own property, follow the rules of local council after submitting the dimensions of your current and planned roof plans. Since you arte applying vertical positions you can also install windows in it for the room upstairs to give it a nice view from the inside and as well as the outside.

How to frame a hip roof

August 11, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Roofing

Tips to frame a hip roof, roofingHip roofs are one of the most popular designs when it comes to roof designs. They can be a very aesthetic way of designing the roofs with architectural liens and they can be perfect for providing the needed protection to your house as well. The windows, the doors and the walls of your house can be protected well by going for the hip designer.

The integrity of the structure of your house will also be benefited with this design. It can be a bit complex when you are trying to frame hip roof as compared to gable roofs. The components of the hip roofs are hip rafters, common rafters, a ridge board and the jack rafters. The ridge boards are not always present in the hip roofs. There will not be a ridge board if you are working on square building with high sides of equal length. Most of the modern homes are going with hip roofs.

Dormer roof conversion ideas

May 24, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Roofing

Dormer roof conversion, roofingIf you have a crunch of space in a room and want to gain some extra space in the room then the dormer roof conversion is one of the best things that you could do. Previously people used to perform the dormer window conversion. But now the dormer roof provides you the chance of increasing your space in the room. You could easily convert the roof in for the extra space in your room. If the roof conversion is done perfectly you could see a great amount of space been added into your room.

In the dormer roof conversion you will add up an extension to your existing roof. By adding up the extra extension to the sloping roof you almost make up an extra room to your home. By adding up this conversion you are about to change the structural design of your home. Thus taking the permission from the government is essential. So, if you need an extra bit of space in your room then dormer roof conversion is the best idea.