There are many reasons that flat rooftops are great for commercial buildings. Flat rooftops offer a wide variety of benefits for commercial buildings including stronger roof support, easy accessibility, saving of space inside the building, a smaller surface area and the ability to house mechanical and electrical wiring, just to name a few.
Our roofing experts are going to talk about some of the benefits of a flat roof for commercial buildings!
Better Roof Support
Flat roofs for commercial buildings have been known to provide a stronger overall roof and last longer. While the length of time that a roof on any building lasts has a lot of to do with the maintenance of the roof and how it has been taken care of, there is evidence that suggests that flat roofs do generally last longer on commercial buildings.
One of the potential reasons for this is the ease of accessibility of flat roofs on commercial buildings as opposed to sloped roofs. This ease of accessibility makes it much more likely that people will go on the roof to do any repairs and maintenance work if necessary, greatly increasing the overall lifespan of the roof.
Ease of Accessibility
Flat roofs are much easier to access than sloped roofs. While professional roofers can get on a sloped roof easily, a flat roof allows everyone easy access to the rooftop of the building. This allows people to go up there for any reason and also allows companies to things on the top of their roof, install air conditioning vents and heaters on the top of their roof more easily and it also allows employees to go on the top of the roof for a break if they’re on break and the weather’s nice outside.
Ease of Placing Wiring, Pipes and Mechanics on the Roof or Ceiling of the Building
Another of the great benefits of a flat roof is the ease of placing piping supports on the roof. The piping supports can have many great applications for mechanical, electrical, roofing and solar solutions. A flat roof allows you to place piping supports for HVAC, plumbing and a wide variety of electrical applications as well.
A flat roof also makes it much easier to perform maintenance on the piping if needed as compared to sloped roofs.
There are a number of benefits to flat roofs for commercial buildings. Many companies use flat roofs on their buildings so that they can have the many benefits that a flat roof offers them over a sloped roof!