It is quite common that we hear about the different weather features, especially in winter, like cold, wet roads, snow and ice on the roads and bridges, but very seldom do we get to hear about the other type of weather feature that can also affect the temperature – flat roofs. A flat roof is a type of roofing structure in which there are no sloping sides and one single flat surface is present. Basically, it can be defined as roofs that have straight sides. This makes it perfect for those rainy days when you would need to stay indoors because the water will not accumulate on the flat roofs. Although this type of roofing structure is ideal for rainy weather, it is not advisable for hot weather because during those seasons the heat will rise up on the roofs and cause problems such as its effect on your health and even getting you injured. That is why flat roofs are usually put up during hot weather.
One of the most obvious benefits of flat roofs is that it prevents the formation of mold and mildew. These are the two biggest enemies of the health of people who suffer from allergies and asthma because they make it more difficult for the air to circulate. During summer, it is quite normal for the mold and mildew to form if you do not take care of the roof properly. The problem with this is that during the summer, the air is hotter than ever, and you will find that it makes it much harder for the air to circulate. This means that the mold and mildew will grow faster and therefore more dangerous.
However, this problem can also be prevented during warm weather because during warm weather, the circulation of air is increased, which will make it easier for the growth of bacteria and fungi. This can be avoided by simply using high quality venting system that will reduce the amount of heat that is generated during summer. If you already have a venting system on the flat roof of your building then during warm weather, you can just add a second vent during the night, which is usually sufficient for controlling the heat.
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