The debate of whether a flat roof is more expensive to maintain than a pitched roof has been around for a while. Flat roofs can be seen mostly on commercial facilities and maybe that’s why many people believe they are more expensive. In reality, they are not, neither when it comes to the price of installation nor to maintenance costs, on the contrary: they are a lot more affordable!
Let`s just think about the cleaning process! A flat roof has a uniform surface, easy to walk around on it, while a sloped roof has an intricate shape and requires special equipment to be climbed on. Which one seems easier to clean?
When it comes to inspecting the roof to identify potential damage, things are once again easier with a flat roof, due to its simpler structure.
If you opt to hire a team of Dexter MI roofing specialists to perform maintenance operations, their fees will be higher for a pitched roof because they require more safety equipment to climb and get their work done, as well as because the overall job is more difficult due to the the nature of materials a pitched roof is made from.