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Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

3 Benefits Of A Flat Roof Every Future Homeowner Should Be Aware Of When House Shopping

by Martha Soto

If you're looking to buy a new home and one or more of the possibilities has a flat roof, it's a good idea to become familiar with the common features and attributes of that roofing type. For instance, it might be surprising to learn that a flat roof should still have a small amount of slope and you might be pleased to know that when replacing the roof becomes necessary, a flat roof is known for being quite affordable. In addition, it's important to note that your flat roof can provide valuable space for a variety of activities, including anything from solar panels to an unexpected gardening area. Therefore, if you think that the home you want today has a flat roof and your knowledge of flat roofs is a bit lacking, the following information is likely to be quite beneficial:

#1-The Flat Roof Can (And Should) Have A Bit Of A Slope

Since the presence of a flat roof seems as if it would rule out any time of slant or slope on that roof, it is important to understand the role of the slope of a roof. In this instance, the slope can be up to 10° and is actually known as the pitch. The pitch of a roof can be defined as the measure of the steepness of a roof, represented by numbers.  

For instance, if rain and snow are not much of a concern in an area, the flat roof might be made of concrete or a similar substance and the amount of pitch would be minimal. However, it must have some pitch in order for water to flow off the roof, in lieu of stagnating on an entirely flat surface. In addition, roofs with a very low pitch might still function as a water reservoir, so it should have an intact and functioning membrane to protect the roof from the ravages of water. 

#2-A Flat Roof Is Cheap To Replace And Maintain

Although every homeowner might hope that their roof is the one that lasts forever, the truth is that yours will probably last anywhere from 10-20 years and perhaps longer, assuming that it has received regular maintenance and cleaning during that time. The majority of flat roofs in use today are sold with a warranty and those warranties are usually for the aforementioned 10-20 years.  

In general, you should not expect to pay more than about 350 dollars per every 100 feet for a new roof and often, you will pay much less. Since both putting the roof on and maintaining a flat roof is quite affordable, it is easy to see why it is one of the more popular roofing types in use today.   

#3-A Flat Roof Provides New And Usable Space

A third benefit that you should know about is that the use of a flat roof provides additional usable space. That space could be used for a garden, meditation area, outdoor living space with increased privacy or even somewhere to keep the solar panels that everyone wants and nobody has room for. That extra space can also allow components of the home itself to be used more efficiently, as you could extend the space of an adjacent room if necessary.          

In conclusion, homes with flat roofs are quite common and the roof itself has been an ideal choice for many homeowners in recent years. Therefore, if you think you've found your dream house and it has a flat roof, you should be aware of the facts shared above.   

For more information on installing a flat roof, contact Cloise & Mike Construction Inc!