Flat roofing is a great investment for many properties. Like other roofing materials, it is not impervious to wear and tear. Over time, you'll find that your flat roof will need to be replaced. Understanding the key considerations for flat roof replacement can help you approach the project with the confidence that you're doing what needs to be done. Here are some of the things to discuss with your roofing contractor as you plan your flat roof replacement.

What Kind Of Roofing Material Will You Choose?

There are a few different material options available for flat roofing. Remember that, unlike sloped roofs, flat roofing doesn't have the same level of drainage. That's why it's important to choose a waterproof material for your flat roofing. Things like EPDM membranes or PVC roofing make the best choices for flat roofing when you want a solid water barrier. PVC is often beneficial for improved climate control, too.

How Long Will The New Roof Last?

When you plan your flat roof replacement, you should talk with your roofing contractor about the expected lifespan for the flat roofing you choose. It's important to know how long you can expect it to last so that you can adequately prepare for any needed repairs or replacements in the future. Not only that, but it gives you the chance to assess your return on investment based on the average lifespan of the roofing material.

How Much Will The Replacement Cost?

The cost of your roofing replacement depends on many factors. You'll have to consider the square footage of your roof first. The more square footage you're dealing with, the more work and materials will be required. That increases the cost of the roofing replacement. The type of roofing material you've chosen also affects the cost because material costs vary, sometimes widely. 

Your roofing contractor will also evaluate the property itself and assess any risk factors, additional accommodations, or extra workers that might be required to get the job done. Most contractors also include the cost of disposing of the existing roofing material, which may include renting a roll-off dumpster. Make sure you understand the details of the price quote so that you know what to expect.

Replacing your flat roof is a major project. Be prepared for the cost and the upheaval associated with the job and plan for your long-term care, maintenance, and replacement goals from the start to save strain on your budget. 

For more info about flat roof replacement, contact a local contractor.