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“Most people don't know how beneficial a flat roof system can be.”

Jeff Doan, CEO, Owner & Operator

Owyhee Roofing

Flat Roof Systems & How They Work

Flat Roof Systems

If your a commercial business or a home owner looking to upgrade your roof, then Owyhee might have one of the best solutions for you. Flat roofs are great because they provide space for air conditioning, solar panels, or even a rooftop garden. No matter your situation, we can take a look and come up with a plan that satisfies you and your roofing needs.

Flat roofs, despite the name, are actually not flat. They're slightly sloped to allow for proper drainage. The slop itself, is typically only a quarter inch of rise for every 12 inches of distance. This is often referred to as a 1/4:12 pitch.

Flat Roofs Are Fantastic For Added Space

If you're in a small lot with not much room to expand, but want to add a garden or solar panels, switching to a flat roof system may be the best option. Many flat roof manufacturers offer guidelines on the processes involved to make this happen. The roof will need to be waterproof and provide water and space for vegetation. Environmental agencies around the world are promoting this idea as the best option for compact urban house design. Not only do you get amazing sunlight and crop production, but the greenery on top also protects and insulates the house from damaging weather and heat.

There are also many solar panel designs that are specifically meant for flat roof setups. With a typical roof, you only get great light for part of the day as the sun moves from the east to the west. However, with a flat roof system, your solar panels are capable of tracking the sun and will continue to face the proper direction until it sets. This not only allows for a lot more captured sunlight, but it also keeps your house much cooler as the panels absorb the solar radiation. On average, you can expect a ~30% decrease in rooftop temperatures.

Flat Roof Systems Last Longer & Are Cooler

Like we mentioned above, the installation of a rooftop garden or solar panel system can drastically reduce your summertime AC bill. It also provides a space for recreation and relaxation, easily adding another couple hundred feet of usable space to your property. Because you're roof will be easier to access and maintain, a typical installation will last over 30 years, 5-10 years longer than your typical roof. It'll also almost NEVER require a full replacement, and minor touch-up work can easily make the roof last well past 30 years of service.

Contact us today to have a qualified professional come out to your property and give you a proper assessment and quote -- we'll provide you with several options and keep your budget in mind as we do so. (208) 440-7693

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Here at Owyhee, we make it our business to get to know you and your unique situation. We'll come out for free and inspect your house and roof, providing you with a detailed quote and options to best suit your roofing & renovation interests. Along with the inspection, we'll educate you on the process and practices necessary to create a long lasting impression. Call us today and set up your own appointment!

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Why choose Owyhee?

We understand that choosing a company for your roofing needs is no small decision. That's exactly why our community keeps choosing us, year after year! Want to know our secret? Well, it’s not just one thing but a mix that just works.

“I worked with Owyhee Roofing after getting an outrageous estimate on replacing my roof from someone else. They were responsive within one day, and got to work on estimating and scheduling right away. My roof looks beautiful. I worked with Austin and his team. They were professional, punctual, and very respectful of the property and the clean-up afterward. Highly recommend!”

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Roofing projects can be a headache when it comes to finances and deadlines. That's why we’re committed to ensuring your money works as hard as we do. We not only guarantee to meet your budget but also stick to the timeline we promise. No last-minute surprises.

  • Best in Class Certifications We work with the best suppliers in the industry and have kept an impeccable record with them, allowing for amazing warranties.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed Never be left guessing and be assured that your project will get done on-time, and on-budget.
  • New & Old Remodeling With over 16 years of experience in roofing and remodeling, there isn't much we can't help you with.

Ready to team up with Owyhee Roofing, your local Boise roofing contractor? We're just a call or click away, ready to make your roofing experience hassle-free.

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We get it—these projects can be a chunk out of your wallet. That's why we offer tailored financing options, making sure your roof is rock solid without your budget caving in. We’re not just building roofs; we’re building trust, one shingle at a time.

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