If you own a building with a flat roof, you probably have questions about how the roofing system works, and why it is different than a traditional pitched roof. If you work in such a building, you may have questions about it as well, whether as a function of your job duties or simply out of curiosity. A flat roof does function differently than a pitched roof, but maintains the same overall goal of protecting the inside of the building from the weather and elements. The life of a typical flat roof is fairly consistent and predictable, according to where you live and assuming it was installed and maintained by a reputable local contractor.

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