Construction Tuts

Flat Roof Advantages and Disadvantages – Flat Roof Types

A roof which is approximately flat is called as a flat roof. Flat roofs aren’t actually flat but must slope to drain water. Usually, a flat roof is built with a slight slope to provide some drainage. Normally a slope of ¼ inch per foot is used. Commercial buildings generally have flat roofs.

Flat roofs are an ancient form mostly used in arid climates and allow the roof space to be used as a living space or a living roof. The flat roof is commonly constructed in reinforced concrete, flat stone supported on rolled steel joists (R.S.J), bricks, tiled, etc.

Types of Flat Roof Coverings

Flat roofs can be made of a number of materials of which lead is the longest lasting. Other metals can be used and you will often find asphalt or bitumen coverings.

Flat Roof Advantages

Disadvantages of Flat Roofs

Flat Roof Drainage Systems

Types of Flat Roof


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