Modern houses with a flat roof, or “flat houses”, are particularly popular with the wealthy people who try to keep up with the times, are not afraid of experiments and innovative ideas at the country house. Not everyone likes the original designs of the flat-roof houses. A lot of people think that “flat houses” and cottages are neither functional nor beautiful, and living there is not comfortable. But it’s wrong. Some people don´t like the flat roof, as they don´t know how to care of it and shovel the snow in winter. The flat roof in house designs is made of PVC membrane that serves long and doesn’t require special care, while the snow on its surface can be melted with the special heating elements.
Pros and cons of the flat-roof houses.
Cleaning. Snow and water can retain on the flat roof. If it is made wrong and poorly, it will gradually seep into the house and can even make ceiling of the top floor wet. Therefore, the design phase, in which one calculates the slope, is very important. Yes, you heard right, the slope. Even the flattest roof must have at least a small slope that is not visible but enough for the water runoff. It is more difficult in winter when the snow falls onto the roof. After all, it may retain even on the steepest roof, not to mention the flat one. It will melt during the thaw, and then freeze again, with the result that the solid ice crust will form on the roof. There is a high risk of leaks, especially in spring. Therefore, you must regularly remove the snow from your roof. But those who don’t want to work with a shovel can install the system “Anti-ice” that will melt the snow and ice right on the roof.
Thermal insulation. Due to the attic, the classic roofs create air layer that can heat your house well. As the 2 Storey House Design With Roof Deck doesn’t form the attic nor has such layer, it must be heated properly. It also needs a good thermal insulation. The designs of the flat-roof houses must initially provide full information about the roofing materials and their amount.
Simple mounting. On the one hand, flat roof it is easier to make than the hipped, half-hipped, and tent- or pitch-roof. Here you don’t need the roof mounting so that there are no leaks or seeps. In that regard, such roof is much more complicated.
The great thing about the design of the flat-roof house is that you can find a good use for it. However, you must do it during the design phase. You can create a lovely terrace on the flat roof. All you need is to make the safety boards. You can also make a small tent and place the loungers- they won’t hurt. You can even create a tennis court on such roof (it the size allows it, of course). Modern materials and developments allow you to make a grass lawn and plant flowers on the 2 Storey House Design With Roof Deck. Such application is especially good in urban settings, where every bush is weight in gold.