Comparing Flat and Sloped Roofs For Maryland Custom Home

Comparing Flat and Sloped Roofs: What’s Right for Your Maryland Custom Home?

Appearance vs. Cost: Choosing the Right Roof Slope for Your Maryland Custom Home

Flat and sloping roofs in Maryland custom homes
Combination of flat and slope roofs

Introduction: The Two Options for Roof Slope on Your Custom Home

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.

Flat Roofs: Modern Appearance but Higher Costs

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Modern Pine Model

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.

Sloped Roofs: Traditional Look and More Affordable Prices

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Contemporary Wrightson Model

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?

Cost and Appearance: Factors to Consider

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.

Energy Efficiency: Flat vs. Sloped Roofs

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.

Conclusion: Choosing the Best Option for Your New Custom Home

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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