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When you’re shopping at Collins Roofing for all your residential and commercial roofing needs, one of your first big decision points will be what type of roof you’re looking to install. Are you going for asphalt or tile roof shingles, or metal roofing in particular?

One of the most common options people choose is a flat roof, one of the most durable and affordable products on the market. Flat roofs hold several benefits, from safety to practicality – let’s take a look at a few.

Access and Maintenance

Because there’s no slope and a flat surface, accessing a flat roof is extremely easy. It typically takes only a ladder, and sometimes not even that in commercial settings. This makes it very easy to perform basic maintenance, both on the roof itself and on items like rain gutters and sidings. With the ability to simply get up there and check the problem, many more costly repairs can be avoided.


It’s very easy to maintain the composition of a flat roof, and the gravel and tar structures that form its basis last a very long time. Most products can resist basic elemental damage for over thirty years.


A flat roof is also a great place to store items that may have no other sensible home. You can store an AC vent or other heavy equipment easily, with simple access to them if you need it. Especially for a commercial business where space might be a serious issue at times, this is a great tangential benefit.


Both as far as installation and future services, flat roofs are some of the most affordable out there. Their maintenance is easy, as we noted above, which means expensive flat roof repairs aren’t often needed. There’s also no need for shingles or any other decorative elements on the surface, which means installation costs are low. Even repairs are relatively cheap when they’re rarely required – it’s easy to repair these sorts of surfaces.

Want to learn more about flat roofs, or any other part of our flat roofing services? Speak to the experts at Collins Roofing today.