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Popular Residential Flat Roof Applications in Jonesboro

Popular Residential Flat Roof Applications in Jonesboro

by | Dec 28, 2022 | Blog, Jonesboro, REsidential Flat Roof

Is your home a flat roof design rather than a slope and pitched roof? This type of roofing is becoming popular for the homeowner, just as it has served commercial buildings well for decades. There are many reasons why this type of roofing intrigues homeowners. 

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There are many benefits if you haven’t considered a home with a flat roof. Here are some reasons for a flat residential roof:

  • Less expensive than traditional roofing types due to less material being used (Learn More)
  • The extra space on a flat roof can be used in a variety of ways including a space for solar panels, a rooftop garden, an entertaining area
  • Safe area to work due to the flat surface. In contrast, a slanted roof does present some challenges
  • Less damage during storms and wind
  • Durable and long-lasting considering it takes quite a bit to completely damage them

What are the different types of flat roofing options? 

Metal Flat Roofs

Perhaps you have a porch area or a modern minimalistic type of home, much like the Frank Lloyd Wright design of a home, that you desire to roof. Metal is a classy option. It has a proven track record for durability and longevity. This type of roofing material can last up to 50 years, or longer, with proper maintenance. One downfall of metal roofing is the possibility of rusting. Trust your local roofing company and ask about coatings to minimize the potential of rusting


This type of roofing is called Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. That is a lot of words to describe a durable synthetic blend of rubber. This type of roofing is typically on commercial buildings, however, it can have a beneficial component to a residential home. This type of roofing would be ideal over a non-living space such as a garage, considering the black surface does not reflect  the warm Arkansas summer heat. 

Built-up Flat Roofs

This is also referred to as BUR and is a mixture of tar and gravel. This type of roofing material provides excellent protection considering it consists of several layers of ply sheets and asphalt. BUR has become popular because of the energy efficiency it provides. Be aware, not all flat roofs can support the many layers of BUR. Be sure to discuss the strength of your home structure before considering this roofing material. 

Modified Bitumen

The beauty of this covering is its composition. Bitumen is petroleum, or oil. Modified bitumen has asphalt mixed in with it. Since this type of roofing is oil-based, water will repel it. It also expands and contracts with various temperatures, making it less likely to split or crack. One downside to this roofing is the lifespan of only about 15 years. It is, however,  a budget-friendly option compared to the other flat roofing options. 

Deciding on a unique flat roof for your home requires the skill and knowledge of an experienced roofing company. Don’t look any further than Roof X Solutions in Jonesboro. We do them all regardless of whether it is for commercial or residential, flat or sloped roofs. A quality roof is the cornerstone of a sturdy home protecting your most important assets. Meet with one of our top roofing specialists to discuss the many options available for your home and your budget. We look forward to meeting with you. 



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