When building a new custom home in Maryland, there are two general options for the slope of the roof.
These options are a flat roof and a sloped roof. This article compares flat and slope roofs.
Both options have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, and it’s important to consider these factors when making a decision.
One option is a flat roof.
Check out our Modern Pine Model with a flat roof look.
Flat roofs are popular for their modern and sleek appearance, and they can be a good choice for homes in certain climates.
However, flat roofs can be more expensive to install and maintain than sloped roofs.
This is because the best roofs for flat roofs are either metal roofs or TPO membrane system roofs, which can be more expensive than other types of roofing materials.
On the other hand, a sloped roof is a more traditional option that is often chosen for its classic appearance.
If the slope of the roof is 3:12 or greater, a 30-year asphalt shingle can be used.
Asphalt shingles are a popular choice for sloped roofs because they are durable, long-lasting, and relatively inexpensive. In fact, the cost of a 30-year asphalt shingle roof is significantly less than either of the flat roof options mentioned above.
If we keep the slope to as close to a 3:12 as possible, we can still achieve a contemporary appearance. What do you think of our contemporary style Midhill Model?
It’s important to consider both the cost and the appearance when deciding between a flat roof and a sloped roof for your new custom home in Maryland.
If you must have the look of a flat roof, be aware that the roof will cost more than a sloping roof with asphalt shingles.
However, if cost is a major concern, a sloped roof with 30 year-asphalt shingles may be the better choice.
It’s also worth noting that the type of roof you choose can have an impact on the energy efficiency of your home.
Flat roofs can be more prone to heat loss, which can lead to higher energy bills.
On the other hand, sloped roofs can provide better insulation and ventilation, which can help to reduce energy costs.
In conclusion, when building a new custom home in Maryland, it’s important to consider the slope of the roof and the type of roofing material you choose.
Flat roofs can be more expensive to install and maintain, but they offer a modern and sleek appearance.
Sloped roofs with asphalt shingles are a more traditional and cost-effective option, but they may not have the same visual appeal as a flat roof.
Ultimately, the decision will depend on your personal preferences and budget.
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