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Advantages and Disadvantages of Flat Commercial Roofing

When constructing a commercial building, there are many things to consider. There is only one thing that protects your entire building, including all of its contents, and that is the roof. The roof of a commercial building needs to have some consideration. The most common roof type is flat commercial roofing. This type of roof is most common for good reasons. Below we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of flat commercial roofing to help you decide if this type of roof is right for your commercial building.


  • Installation – Flat commercial roofing is fast to install, which when constructing a commercial building can mean lots of cost savings because it can put your commercial building in business faster.
  • Cost effective – A flat roof requires fewer materials, as it has fewer square feet than a pitched or sloping roof.
  • Usable space – A flat roof allows you to put your air conditioning units, solar panels and satellite dishes on the roof instead of awkwardly mounted on a pitched roof or on the ground.
  • Material options – There are many roofing material options to choose from when installing a flat commercial roof. Some of your options are TPO, PVC, EPDM, Bitumen, and rubbed roller.
  • Safer – A flat roof is safer and easier for workers to make any repairs and needed maintenance on the roof, air conditioners, solar panels, satellites, or drains.


There really is only one disadvantage to a flat commercial roof. That disadvantage is possible water pooling due to the lack of an angle of a flat roof. With proper and professional installation of the roof and appropriate placement of drains, however, this issue can be mitigated. This is why it is extremely important to hire an experienced roof company to install your roof.

Give us a call today at Midian Roofing if you are ready to have your flat commercial roof installed.