Flat Roofs

Flat roofs on residential housing are limited in Utah. Why? Mostly because of snow load and melting snow and ice pooling on the roof.

Some architects will design a home or portions of a home with a flat roof.

Flat roofs are not made with tiles or shingles. This type of roof requires a special treatment and coating. The details of this treatment is usually determined by the Architect and called out in the plans. Generally speaking, flat roofs are commercial applications and are not seen on residential homes. However, in certain circumstances on large very customized home, a flat roof might be the right design. Also, older homes were built with flat roofs. If this is the case for you, we will meet with you and discuss with you your options.

Flat roofs are rare in Utah on residential housing but we DO have them. Raven Roofing does repair or replace them. These roofs take special skill and care to repair and replace. They should be regularly maintained.
On a modern architectural style, low slope or flat roofs are part of the architectural style. They are beautiful.

The most basic level, a flat roof consists of 3

  • Basic layers
  • Weatherproofing
  • Reinforcement
  • Surfacing
Sometimes these might be combined into a single product, but all these functions should still be there.

Even low slope roofs have minimal slopes so water, ice and snow can flow to the drains. Flat roofs can be a cost-effective option. Be aware, low slope or “flat” roofs are hard to replace because all 3 layers need to be removed. They are also more likely to have water damage and/or leak.

Do you already have a low-slope or flat roof and it is leaking? Raven Roofing knows exactly what to do to solve your problems.

The process to get your metal roof is much like Raven Roofing’s other roofing processes. If a metal roof is a replacement roof don’t put it off. Most roofs are designed to last for 20-30 years but rain, wind, and abuse can shorten that time. The damage from a leaky roof can cause mold, collapsing drywall and other misery. Here is how we fix it for you.

Our Process

Don’t put off a roof replacement you need. Flat roofs have a shorter life span and rain, wind, and abuse can shorten that time. The damage from a leaky roof can cause mold, collapsing drywall and other misery. Here is how we fix it for you.

STEP 1: Project Interview

Clearly understanding the issues and your concerns helps the estimator review the issues he will bid. He may order a satellite measurement of your roof. He will visually inspect the roof at the time of the appointment with you.

STEP 2: Estimate

We complete the interview and inspection. And, get the correct measurements. Then the estimator will use professional software to generate a detailed estimate for your review. We will discuss together any questions you have about it.

STEP 3: Job Approval

You agree that working with Raven Roofing is your best option. You sign the estimate and make your deposit payment. Raven Roofing then orders all materials needed to do your job right. Many times, your new materials will be loaded on to your roof by the supplier.

STEP 4: Work Commenced

On a date agreed with you, our crews show up make needed repairs. We clean up your site. All work is completed in 5 to 10 days.


The crew has done their job. You review the job with the Lead crew member or estimator. Everyone is happy! You make the final payment to Raven Roofing and live safely under a dry roof.

Your new “modern” house is all ready to get the nicest roof of its’ life. Give Raven Roofing a call. We will take you step by step through the process of you getting your new flat roof.

Questions, Call Us (801) 367-7554

Frequently asked questions

You will have so many questions as you embark on this process to repair and replace your roof with new shingles. Some of the critical questions every home or business owners should ask are below. You will have more questions. We have the answers. Read through these and then call us with the rest.
What is your license number?

An important question to ask. If the roofer has a license number, you’re working with a roofer who complies with our building codes and licensing laws. Raven Roofing is licensed contractor. It also means that you will have potential more legal recourse in the event that something goes wrong with the work, too. Raven Roofing is compliant with the contracting laws in Utah.

Do you have Workman's Comp Insurance?

Asking this question is important. Workman’s comp covers our employees while on the job. If uninsured laborers do your roof, you could end up paying for the cost of injuries. Workman’s comp is mandated by the State of Utah and covers you, the roofer and the employee if an accident happens.

Do you use roofing subcontractors?

The simple answer is usually “no”. Although there are occasions when we may call in a more qualified worker who is an independent subcontractor. We ensure that our subcontractors might not have Contractor’s licenses and workman’s comp insurance.

What is the difference between a tear off and 2nd layer layover?
While flat roof systems can be repaired, they do not allow for a second layer. A badly damaged low-slope roof must be torn off and replaced. You also cannot address the potential trouble areas of your current roofing system if you just “layover” a new system. A new overlay may cover up poorly installed or failing wall flashing, step flashing, chimney flashing and rotten wood decking also known as sheeting. It may also cover up the fact that you are missing ice and water shield. For a better quality and longer lasting roof the old roof should always be removed before a new one is installed. Also, on lower sloped shingle roofs, the top layer will conform to the bottom layer and then creates cupping. These cups start to hold water and ice on the roof which will leak into the home over time. Also, remember you cannot “layover” asphalt on a metal roof or vice a versa.
Are you going to install drip edge/edge metal when you install my new roof?

Drip edge and edge metal are small pieces of aluminum situated under the shingle, where it extends off the roof. This helps guide runoff into the gutters instead of behind them, protecting the wood and fascia of your roof. Some roofers may not install these protective barriers but it is ALWAYS in our bids.

Let's Get Started

Working with Us really is easy for You! First, take a minute to determine what you need. Then fill I the form below. (Yes, we really need your address). The wonderful thing about innovation includes being able to measure your roof via satellites. Pretty cool, right? You also will want to give us the best way to contact you. If your project includes some remodel work, we will come walk through it with you. Once you have provided us with the information we need, we prepare an estimate and send it to you for your approval. And, yes, that’s it. So, let’s get started!

Phone: (801) 367-7554
Email: info@ravenroofingandcontracting.com

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Questions, Call Us (801) 367-7554