Most commercial buildings have flat or low sloping roofs. A flat roof’s design is efficient and economical for expansive buildings such as factories, warehouses, box stores, apartment buildings, schools, and other large buildings. Maintenance is easier on a flat roof, and can be done in rain or other weather conditions that would otherwise be prohibitive on a pitched or slopped roof.
Flat roofs are generally more cost effective than a pitched roof, and are quicker and easier to install since there is less square footage to cover. Air conditioners, satellite dishes, and solar panels are easier to install on flat roofs, and can remain mostly hidden from street view.
It is vital that your flat roof is installed and maintained by a professional roofing contractor that understands proper water drainage, including drain placement, to avoid puddles and standing water.