Flat vs Sloped Roofing: What\’s Best for You?

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Most roofs come in one of two forms, both with their own advantages and drawbacks. Flat and sloped roofs have different uses and they both come with their own unique curb appeal, but which one should you choose for your home? Here’s everything you need to know about sloped roofs, flat roofs, and how to pick a roof that fits your needs.


Sloped roofs aren’t always made with the sturdiest material, but that’s because their shape makes them better equipped to withstand harsh weather conditions. Hail, rain, and debris are more likely to fall off of a sloped roof without causing damage for a long time, until it starts to age.

Flat roofs aren’t designed to let water slide off, but they’re typically made of stronger materials than sloped roofs. This makes most flat roofs just as durable, and sometimes stronger, than sloped roofs. 

Generally, you should avoid flat roofs if you live in an area that gets a lot of rain or harsh weather. Sloped roofs can be used in just about any climate, but they’re also a better pick for anyone who lives in a storm-prone area.

Green Roof Upgrades

Sloped roofs have some clear advantages over flat alternatives, but one perk of flat roofing is more energy efficiency for anyone thinking about installing solar panels. Flat roofs are often easier for solar technicians to install panels on, and they’re also at a better angle to absorb sunlight efficiently throughout the day, rather than during peak hours only. 

If solar energy isn’t in the cards for you anytime soon, this difference doesn’t really matter. Flat roofs and sloped roofs can be equally energy efficient with the right insulation, and solar panels can work great on either roof or even when mounted on the ground.


Flat roofs are typically used to cover larger commercial buildings because they’re sturdy, cheaper, and they can be a great way to remove the noise of air conditioners by installing them on the roof. They’re also great for homes of any size, but you could save money on your large roof by opting for a flat option.

Although they’re mostly impractical for commercial buildings, sloped roofs are great for nearly any home size. They can also have more curb appeal, especially if other homes in your neighborhood have similar roof styles.


Flat roofs can be much less expensive than a sloped roof, especially for larger homes. Depending on the neighborhood, though, a flat roof could add to curb appeal or take away from it. Be mindful of what the rest of your neighborhood looks like and whether a more modern flat roof would be desirable in comparison.

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