Choosing a new flat roof to install is a big responsibility. At AM Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal, we like to help our clients make informed decisions and offer a wide range of materials to choose from.


Whether you are in charge of the construction of a new commercial office space, industrial building or residential complex you owe it to yourself to take a serious look at flat roof solutions.




There are 5 myths circulating flat roofs:


1)   Flat roofs can’t support heavy snowfall.

Local building design codes require builders to design the building to withstand local snowfall.

2)   Flat roofs leak more

All types of roofs can leak. Choosing materials that withstand local weather better will decrease the likelihood you will have to fix a leak, as will regular maintenance and inspection of your roof.

3)   Flat roofs are expensive

Flat roofs actually require fewer materials to build and are simpler in design. The cost of materials may be higher upfront but both flat and pitched roofs vary enough that you really have to compare specific roof makes and materials as sometimes a flat roof will be cheaper than a pitched, and vice-versa.

4)   Flat roofs are flat

This one is just plain wrong. All roofs have to have some pitch to them to allow water drain. Thus, all flat roofs are slanted enough so that water will run off them.

5)   Flat roofs can’t be insulated

Whether you can insulate your roof or not depends on the dimensions of the structure, but most building have enough space to allow for a flat roof to have insulation.


Building a Flat Roof

You’ll save money building a flat roof because of its simplicity, installing a flat roof is a quick and painless process that usually only takes a day. So you wont have to pay workers for as many hours as you would building a pitched roof. Once you have decided to build a flat roof you will have to decide on what materials you want to use. Flat roof materials come in a wide range:

These are most popular modern flat roofing materials, AM Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal offers them all. Depending on your budget AM Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal will be happy to recommend one. Any of these options, and others offered by AM Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal, include extended warranties and are known for lasting longer than any of the older, outdated, types of roofing.


AM Flat Roofing & Sheet Metal’s Flat Roof Installation

We install flat roofs on all kinds of building from residential to commercial properties and institutions like hospitals. Every flat roof installation starts with an inspection and discussion to find the right solution for your building. On the day of installation our workers will setup protective barriers and may move outside furniture, but don’t worry we will set everything back to how it was when we found it. You will not have to clean up after our crew. If there is an existing roof we will remove it, perform a second inspection to make sure we didn’t miss anything important on the first time round and proceed with the installation.