How Long Does A Flat Roof Last?

Flat roofs are now more durable than ever for commercial and residential buildings. While flat roofing used to only be able to withstand the sun in Florida for 10 years, modern technologies have improved their durability. In some cases, a flat roof can last up to 20 years.

We now have many options for flat roofs other than traditional tar-and-gravel. There are many options available, including rubber membranes, rolled tar, and multi-layer systems that dramatically extend the life of flat roofs. Quality workmanship is key, no matter if we are installing torch-down systems or single-ply rubber systems. To ensure the highest quality installations, our teams are highly trained. We assess the slope of your roof and plan for the best flashing.

Flat roofs are the preferred choice for most commercial buildings. Flat roofs reflect the sun better and are also more economical. However, flat roofs can be made in many colors. Flat roofs can be customized to match the color of a homeowner’s walls, shingles, tile roof, or other design elements.

You must ensure that you choose the right contractor for your home. Ask the right questions to ensure that your roofer has experience with happy clients and is competent.

These are some of the ways that flat low slope roofing can be resistant to common roof repairs.


Rainwater that falls onto a roof will runoff, as any homeowner will tell you. The water that makes its way to the roof has no other place to go than to drain off the roof. This concept is best suited for low-slope roofs. The runoff travels along the roof in smaller particles, then picks up water at deeper levels of the roofing structure and exits at the lowest possible point.

Failure To Drain

Rainwater will continue to collect on the roof even if it reaches the surface. There will be stagnant water if there is no water drainage. This can pose a risk to your health. Stagnant water can also create an ideal environment for mold growth, and other microbial problems. Stagnant water can also attract pests like rodents and insects, which can cause serious damage to your home and personal property.

Poor Roofing Construction

Flat roofs do not have any support systems within the pitch that can collect additional runoff. Your roof must rely on gravity to drain water from the foundation. This may be a good idea during the day when the sun shines, but it can become problematic at night when the foundation is exposed to the winter winds. durable


Leakage can be caused by improper drainage and inadequate protection of the pitched roof. Leakage can occur anywhere on your roof, from the flashings to where the rafters are located depending on what type you have. Water can get into these areas and cause mold growth, which can quickly grow and can make your home smell musty.

Low slope roofing is a great option for a roof that’s already in place. However, it should not be treated as an extra. It is important to use the correct materials and do a proper installation. There are several things to keep in mind when installing a flat roof in Pinellas.

Choose Reggie Reed Roofing

Do you have questions about who to choose for the best roof services? Reggie Reed Roofing is a family-owned roofing company that is one of the best roof repair companies in Pinellas County.

There are many services available that can be tailored to your needs.

We are proud to ensure you with the best possible St Petersburg roof repair. Reggie Reed Roofing only uses the best quality materials and skilled roofing contractors. You can count on our professional contractors to help you with any repair or restoration project.

From the initial inspection to fulfilling the basic requirements and finally to providing a free estimate for your entire project, we are always happy to help. We are here to assist you with all your roofing needs.  Contact us today, and we will send over a roofing expert to help you get your roofs done!