Though it is the not the most prevalent roofing option, the popularity of the flat roof has been continuously increasing through the years, particularly in homes with a more modern architectural design and structure. The flat roof is highly regarded for its energy efficiency and for its relatively affordable installation cost. Furthermore, according to an article on Angie's List, it can also help “achieve a certain visual appearance” and give the home a sleek and modern aesthetic.The installation of the flat roof is not an easy task, and thus requires the assistance of skilled roofers who have previous experience in installing flat roofs. Additionally, these roofers can give you advice on the material and style of the flat roof that best fits your needs. Before contacting a professional Arlington roofing contractor to install a flat roof for your home, however, you need to be aware that with flat roofs comes occasional and extensive maintenance work to ensure that the roof is damage-free.

For one thing, flat roofs are usually installed with drains that prevent water build-up by redirecting the water towards the downspouts to dispose of it. It is extremely important to sweep and clean the roof regularly to collect leaves and debris that may cause clogging. Moreover, small indentations or punctures on the surface of the flat roof should be immediately covered up to prevent them from worsening. Below are other tasks that homeowners must regularly adopt to maintain the quality of their flat roofs, as shared in the article:

…The drain should also be checked regularly to ensure that it is properly clearing the water from the roof.

Also, the sun will gradually cause the roof to degrade. Maintenance will be required to prevent the rubberized coating from rotting and help keep the roof watertight...

…The roof coating will have to be cleaned and treated with special chemicals at least once a year to prevent the damage from the sun.

A trusted roofing contractor can help you accomplish these tasks efficiently. Search for reliable reviews of local contractors online or ask for word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and family. Hire only trusted Arlington roofers such as Roofing & More, Inc. to handle the installation and maintenance of your flat roof so you can rest assured of receiving quality service.

(Article Excerpt and Image from

What to expect with a flat roof

, Angie's List)